ECPC DEC Early Childhood Leadership Initiative – Cohort 2 2019

June 6, 2019

The Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC) in partnership with the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) invites you to be a part of the 2019-2020 Early Childhood Leadership Cohort. The goal of the Early Childhood Leadership Initiative is to provide leadership training to emerging and existing leaders. The ultimate goal is that these leaders from institutes of higher education, doctoral students, professional development providers, and families will serve on local, state, national, and federal committees and councils and/or provide leadership through teaching/provision of professional development. This includes potentially serving as leaders within the professional associations. 


It is our goal to develop a series of leadership cohorts that will eventually provide mentorship and support to one another as well as mentorship and support to others in the field at the local, state, and federal levels.


Are you interested in becoming a Cohort 2 member?


Member Expectations

  • One-year commitment

  • Attendance at Division for Early Childhood Conference (Dallas Oct. 1) and Leadership Institute

    • Leadership Institute follow up will include a maximum of one face to face meeting, in addition to webinars, review of resources, etc.

  • Participation in monthly Community of Practice meetings

  • Development of an action plan which will be designed to enhance your work and align with the Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation Standards, the DEC Recommended Practices, and Evidence-Based Practices

Funding is available to support your participation.

  • For professionals: Funding is available to support air travel and a 2-night hotel stay.

  • For family members: Funding is available to support air travel, a 2-night hotel stay, per diem reimbursement for 3 days, ground transportation, parking, and one full conference registration for the DEC conference. 

For information on Cohort 1 activities please review the following brochures: 

If you are interested, please complete our application here.


For questions on submission, please contact Mary Beth Bruder,, or Peggy Kemp,


Deadline for applications is July 1, 2019.  
Deadline EXTENDED to August 10, 2019

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