The Maryland Early Childhood Leadership Program (MECLP) is now accepting applications for its inaugural Fellows cohort. MECLP Fellows will participate in the Leading for Change in Early Childhood Education curriculum, a yearlong leadership development program designed for early childhood professionals selected from across Maryland with ethnic, geographic, and affiliation diversity.
MECLP, a partner of the Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities at UMBC, is designed to accelerate leadership development in the field of early childhood. MECLP believes that developing and supporting strong leaders will catalyze positive change and significantly improve school readiness and related outcomes for early learners, particularly disadvantaged and vulnerable children and their families.
Guided by its Advisory Committee of Maryland and national early childhood leaders, the goals of MECLP are to:
- Improve/enhance leadership in early childhood education (ECE) and associated fields
- Increase the diversity of ECE leaders across the state
- Position Maryland as a leader in developing strong ECE systems leaders
- Expand early childhood course work in higher education to institutionalize leadership skills
Find more information and the application at Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities. Applications are due June 21.