This book has been written for all leaders and aspiring leaders with responsibility for improving the quality of early years settings. It brings together current research and effective practice to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills you need to motivate and get the best from your team, identify and develop your personal leadership style and clarify your vision for quality.
The National Quality Framework recognises the importance of strong and effective leadership to build quality programs for children and families. It requires all early childhood education and care programs to have access to a nominated educational leader to lead the development of the curriculum and ensure the establishment of clear goals and expectations for teaching and learning.
- takes a common sense approach to leadership that you can apply to your everyday practice
- supports you in setting realistic but challenging goals and solving problems creatively
- includes chapters on the reflective leader, the importance of vision, building a team, supervision, and change and action planning
It is an essential resource for all leaders and managers working in early years settings.
Jane Cook has 25 years of experience as a leader and is currently managing director of Linden Learning. Liz Rouse is a lecturer in early childhood education at Deakin University.