Lewisville, N.C. – Early childhood teachers can shift from overwhelmed to focused, engaged leadership using the new book from Gryphon House, Inc., the award-winning publisher of early childhood resources. Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality, by Susan MacDonald, offers a positive, strengths-based leadership system for transforming the quality of early childhood programs.
MacDonald blends recent research with tried-and-true best practices and shares strategies appropriate for leaders of all backgrounds. Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership addresses these common dilemmas:
- How do I motivate and inspire teachers?
- How can I be the most effective in observing and giving nonjudgmental feedback?
- How can I be more confident in my role as a leader?
- How can I manage my time more effectively?
MacDonald’s goal is to take leaders past their challenges with a clear mission and vision so that they can ensure a high-quality learning environment fueled by positive, engaging energy.
“Most child care center directors want to create a high-quality program, yet they get caught in the day-to-day struggles that prevent them from thinking about the bigger picture or vision for their program,” MacDonald says. “Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership guides directors in creating a vision statement and then moving through specific strategies to bring that vision to life.”
Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership is available now for preorder. To request a free excerpt or e-galley copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISBN 978-0-87659-651-7; 152 pp.; PB; $16.95.
About the Author
Susan MacDonald is the founder of Inspiring New Perspectives, a consultancy focused on empowering educational leaders to create programs that deeply respect and nurture the possibilities that lie within each child, parent, and teacher. She has been developing and delivering inspirational courses and workshops for more than 25 years. Her background includes director of a Reggio-inspired preschool program, adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Wheelock College, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts licensing supervisor. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design, and several professional coach certifications.