The University of Illinois at Chicago offers an Ed.D. in Urban Educational Leadership and has been awarded a grant from the McCormick Foundation to develop an early care and education module to be integrated into the program.
The National Association for the Education of Young Children includes resources for improving the care of young children ages birth to eight.
The Illinois State Action for Education Leadership Project web site provides information on administrator leadership initiatives in Illinois funded by The Wallace Foundation.
The Wallace Foundation School Leadership Initiatives funds national, state, and district projects related to improving school leadership. The web site includes information about funded projects as well as literature and research on school leadership.
Illinois Early Learning Resources describes initiatives in Illinois aimed at increasing the availability, accessibility, and quality of early childhood programs and services within the state.
The Center for Early Childhood Leadership is dedicated to enhancing the management skills, professional orientation, and leadership capacity of early childhood administrators.
NAECS/SDE is a national organization for state education agency staff members that work in the field of early childhood education, from infancy through the primary grades.
The State Education Standard is the policy journal of the National Association of State Boards of Education. The July 2008 issue focused on the PreK-3 alignment.
The National Governor’s Association Center for Best Practices – Early Childhood supports the work of Governors and their policy advisors to promote school readiness by building a comprehensive system of services for children ages birth to five.
The Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children advocates for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age 8, and their families. There is also an Illinois Subdivision for the Division of Early Childhood (IDEC).
The National Symposium on Early Childhood Science and Policy helps states to build leadership capacity for developing and implementing science-based policies that enhance children’s learning, behavior, and health.
The National After School Association provides information on education resources for the care of youth during their out-of-school hours.
The Head Start - Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for Head Start administrators to participate in a two-week intensive management training session.
The National Institute for Early Education Research provides research to support early childhood education initiatives. This website contains research in several areas including ELL, state Pre-K evaluations, quality & curriculum, and so forth.
The Pre-K Coalition is a collaboration of national education organizations to influence pre-k policy at the federal level and increase public awareness of pre-k issues.
Pre-K Now is a public education and advocacy organization that advocates for a high-quality, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for all three and four year olds.
The School Readiness Indicators Initiative worked with 17 states to develop a comprehensive set of school readiness indicators to inform public policy for young children and their families. Each of the 17 states that participated in the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative created a list of indicators to measure within their state.
The Birth2Work web site provides a toolset for a community stakeholder leadership model.