Credit Hours: 12 (KDHE Approval Pending)
CDA Subject Area
- 5 - Program Management
- 6 - Professionalism
- Level 4
- Professional Development & Leadership
- Program Planning & Development
The Leadership Series – Inspiring Early Childhood Leaders is for program administration. This course is a 5 week blended course format combining a book study and online coursework that includes assigned book readings, online course discussions/assignments, and weekly Zoom Meetings. Zoom Meetings can be joined via webcam or smartphone. During these Zoom meetings, course participants will join to discuss assigned readings from the course. You are required to attend at least four Zoom meetings. Registration includes a personal copy of Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Eight Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality by Susan MacDonald, which lays out strategies designed to support program leaders in finding new ways to reduce the levels of stress on themselves and their staff, and move into a unified, engaging system for leading with passion, intention, and purpose. A positive, strengths-based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs. Please note: This course varies from non-blended KCCTO courses in registration deadline, course length, and due dates. Registration closes several weeks before the course start date to ensure delivery of the book to each participant. Syllabus and assignment schedule are sent to participants with their copy of the course book.