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LC #1: Early Childhood Leadership: The Personal Disposition of a Leader

Learn what it takes to become an effective leader. Identify, compare and utilize various leadership styles while examining the roles of vision, emotional intelligence, resilience, optimism and reflective practice in successful leadership of early childhood programs. With a focus on excellence and diversity, you’ll learn what it takes to be an effective leader.

This course can be applied to the Early Childhood Leadership Certificate.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Define the critical components of leadership
  • Understand the difference between management and leadership, the interrelationship between the two, and the need for leaders in early care and education settings
  • Use personal type indicators as leadership tools
  • Identify the components of emotional intelligence and their relationship to leadership in ECE programs
  • Identify, compare and use various leadership styles
  • Articulate the importance of resilience in leaders
  • Understand the importance of optimism and reflective practice to successful leadership within ECE programs
  • Articulate the importance of diversity and cultural competence within ECE leadership


Completion of a different Registry Credential, some college course work experience, or currently employed in the field of early care and education

Meets Face-to-Face on Oct. 21 & 22 and Dec. 15 and Online from Oct. 31- Dec. 3

Location: Online and Blended

Laurice McGinnis Lincoln
Pam Boulton Ed.D.

Fee: $1,011 Graduate tuition is $1,948

Undergraduate Credits: 3, Graduate Credits: 3

Enrollment Limit: 15

Program Number: AD LDSP 591

Note: Face-to-Face meets: Fri., Oct. 21, Sat., Oct. 22 and Thurs., Dec. 15 at the School of Continuing Education.

Online meets: Mon., Oct. 31-Sat., Dec. 3

No class week of 11/21

Call Shari Vinluan at 414-227-3223 for credit registration

Registration Deadline: Tue., Aug. 23