New! Leadership at ALL Levels – Advancing the Field through Individual and Organizational Leadership

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Author(s): Jana Martella, Tracy Jost, Kafilat Oladiran
Date: October 2018

Leadership development is an on-going process and it involves complex skills and abilities related to establishing vision and direction, providing motivation and guidance, and promoting collaboration within and across agencies and programs. This 3-hour session explores toolkits and resources designed to support knowledge and skill development in individual leaders to enable them successfully build and sustain high quality systems that implement evidence-based practices.

New! A Look at Prekindergarten Across the Country

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Author(s): Lori Connors-Tadros, Karin Garver
Date: August 2018

CEELO and NIEER presenters provided information during this webinar to the National Council of State Legislatures Early Learning Fellows Program, highlighting how to design PreK programs for success, and craft policies to reach goals. The presentation focuses on costs and revenues, selected high-capacity states, and how to seize opportunities in ESSA, PDG and other resources. (August 2018)

New! Taking Leadership to a New Level: Helping Early Intervention Leaders Adapt to Change and Move Programs and Policies to Success for Young Children

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Author(s): Mary Beth Bruder, Lori Connors-Tadros, Jana Martella, Stacy Kong, Lisa Wasacz
Date: August 2018

This session held during the 2018 Improving Data – Improving Outcomes Summer Data Institute aimed at helping participants better understand the characteristics of a good leader and reflect on their own leadership skills. State experiences and resources were shared that support knowledge and skill development in individual leaders. (August 2018)

Taking Technical Assistance To A New Level: Helping Early Childhood Leaders Adapt To Change And Move Programs And Policies To Success For Young Children

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Date: June 2018

This presentation focuses on three essential characteristics of high performing early childhood efforts: individual and organizational capacity, organizational effectiveness and efficiency, and leadership and staff capabilities. CEELO’s Jana Martella and Diane Schilder presented at the 2018 NAEYC Professional Learning Institute in Austin, TX.

P-3 Opportunity in ESSA

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Date: February 2018

CEELO Co-Director Jana Martella presented key opportunities to support early childhood education within the new elementary and secondary education act at the New Jersey ASCD Early Learning Summit

Pre-k Effectiveness: Fade-Out, Fading or Catch-Up

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Author(s): CCSSO Chiefs’ Summit
Date: January 2018

Ellen Frede, Co-Director at NIEER, also addressed the chiefs’ summit drawing on research and critical state experiences concerning equity and high fidelity implementation of Pre-K in New Jersey.

Approaches to Financing State Prekindergarten Programs

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Author(s): CCSSO Chiefs’ Summit
Date: January 2018

NIEER and CEELO Director Steve Barnett presented research on different funding schema drawing from national models, highlighting cost of quality and state education infrastructures, and effective state support systems.

Leading for Equity: Ensuring a Competent Workforce that Supports All Children

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Date: June 2017

This presentation discusses the powerful policies needed to lead and drive state efforts to improve the workforce and teaching quality with an equity lens. It explores the question – How can policy leaders identify and remedy disparities throughout the systems they lead so that the workforce is equipped to ensure each child’s learning and development can be optimized? CEELO’s Jana Martella presented with BUILD’s Kate Tarrant, Debi Mathias, and Aisha Ray on June 13th, 2017 at the NAEYC Professional Learning Institute.

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