I wanted to share these two articles that emphasize the importance of being a leader and an advocate for the field of early childhood education. I feel it is an important part of our professional growth to reflect on how we see ourselves in these roles now and in the future. Those of us who work in the early childhood field are already leaders and advocates. The question is should we be doing even more?
Rigby, E., & Neuman, M. (2005, January). Making a difference: Leadership in early care and education policy. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200501/Rigby.pdf
Scott, D. M. (2005, January). Early childhood leaders on leadership. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web. Retrieved May 26, 2010, from http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200501/Scott.pdf