Transforming Early Childhood Leadership Institute Year Two
Our Goal: To support the professional learning needs of school, district, and teacher leaders in practice and policy development for a stronger early childhood system of support for vulnerable children PreK-3 throughout the state.
Project Description: This project will support the development of a 12-month professional learning institute for teams from approximately 30 schools/districts that offer PreK-3 instruction to further develop their knowledge and understanding of early childhood alignment. There will be a focus on supporting the transformation of practice and policy for alignment in early childhood to better serve children and families.
The success of this work in the first year enticed two NJ funders to join the effort for year two. The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will award $25,000 to FEA to include culturally responsive teaching and arts integration work in the leadership institute. The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation will support an outside continuous improvement approach to evaluation of the Institute that will be conducted by faculty at Rowan University.
About the Grantee: The Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit organization to provide professional learning for the 8,800 members of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association. FEA’s mission is to promote sustained professional growth, support research-based practices, and enhance learning for teachers and leaders for the purpose of continuous school improvement. Learn more about the FEA.