To support the continued professional development role of early year's managers and leaders, FCCC has engaged the services of Angela Canavan, Canavan & Byrne to deliver a workshop as follows:
VENUE: Carnegie Court Hotel, Swords, Co Dublin
DATE: 6th December 2017
TIME: 6.00pm - 9.00pm
The requirement for leadership in early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings has and always will be a priority because of the link between high-calibre leadership and better outcomes for young children (Early Childhood Austrailia 2012).
... the context of early childhood is continually changing and becoming increasingly complex. Roles are changing and expanding. Old solutions to issues and problems do not always work. These 'change challenges' suggest a real imperative for the field to develop new and robust frameworks for leadership that can support people in facing, grappling with, initiating and facilitating change rather than simply reacting (Fasoli, Scrivens & Woodrow, 2007, pp. 232-233).
It is recognised that effective leadership is vital to the success of education and care settings. Without skilled and committed leaders to help shape teaching and learning, the opportunity to create and sustain high-quality learning environments is minimal. Research also shows that leadership is second only to teaching as an influence on learning, and that the quality and practice of leadership is linked in a consistent and demonstrable way to improve student outcomes and educational equity (Leithwood et al., 2006; Mitgang, 2012, p.3).
Developing a broad range of skills encourages managers and leaders to reflect personally and with others on how they:
- make children's learning, development and wellbeing the core focus
- address children's rights and honour's diversity of all kinds in positive, constructive and courageous ways
- build respectful, trusting, nurturing and equitable relationships
- build respectful and genuine connections with families and communities
- collaboratively develop a culture of ethical inquiry
- collaboratively create a community of learners
This workshop is for owner/managers and leaders only. There are a limited number of places available with a maximum of two places per service. Places are offered on a first come first served basis.
To secure a place you must forward a completed booking form together with €10 per participant cheque/cash made payable to Fingal County Childcare Committee.