ACSI Leadership Network - Early Education

Join me for the EE Network meetings-Leader Cafe'

  • 1.  Join me for the EE Network meetings-Leader Cafe'

    Posted 05-16-2022 06:03:00 AM

    Let's finish this semester strong! Remember to set your calendar reminder and alarms. Monday is our 2nd Peer Support Network Meeting for Early Education Leaders. We are growing in academic leadership and instructional competencies. The Early Educator Peer Support Network  meets the  3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. (ET) and the EE Leader Network meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. (ET).  

    Would you like to expand your knowledge and enhance your teaching practices with young learners? Engage with peers in a professional learning community where you will be equipped with ideas to Biblically integrate, problem solve, lesson plan, and learn about trends in early childhood education to enhance your knowledge and skills. Join the ACSI Early Education Network for access to handouts and additional resources. ACSI members earn 1 clock hour CEU for engaging with each live session. 

    EE Peer Support Network Topics

    May 16, 7 pm - Nurturing Learning Environments and Curriculum 

    June 20, 7 pm - Cultivating & Measuring Growth Through Observation, Screening, Assessment and Documentation 

    The EE Leader Network is a professional learning community, or PLC. We are a group of ACSI EE member school leaders who meet regularly, share ideas, and review standards in order to cultivate flourishing early educators, students, and learning environments (schools). Administrative and pedagogical (academic) leadership competencies which promote spiritual formation, faith development, sustainable schools, and collaborative connections among stakeholders are explored. 

    These meetings will provide early education leaders the opportunity to informally share ideas, challenges, and engage in building Biblical community. We will deliver timely information to support transformational leadership, resources aligned with key ACSI initiatives and ensure you receive consistent information about what is important to you such as recruiting and retaining students and staff, increasing revenue streams, navigating the changing CDC recommendations and more. We will also review best practices in implementing each of the Flourishing School Culture domains with industry experts.
    EE Leader Network Topics
    May 25, 2 pm Leadership Cafe' Informal Meeting
    June 22, 2 pm Purpose-Leadership For flourishing Schools (earn CEUs)

    Nehemiah – Transformational Leadership Qualities: Commitment to Growth of Followers, Humility, Integrity, Compassionate, Visionary, Strength, Courage, and Organized Nehemiah 8:10

    Learn how EE purpose impacts or is impacted by:

    • Supply
    • Demand
    • Affordability
    • Child Care Workforce

    July 27, 2 pm -Relationships and relational practices -Understanding ECE Turnover

    Esther: Patience, Loyalty, Listening, Strategic, Collaborative, Bold

    August 24, 2 pm -Learning Orientation Promoting Flourishing to Achieve Luke 2:52 Holistic Growth Outcomes

    Jesus: Wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man
    The Effects of COVID-19 on Early Childhood Education and Care: Research and Resources for Children, Families, Teachers, and Teacher Educators.

    September 28, 2 pm -Expertise & Resources 
    Mission Driven Strategic Partnerships and Marketing

    1 Chronicles 29:1-6 King David and King Solomon in building the temple:

    • Openness to New Thinking
    • Talent for Broadening Minds
    • Commitment to Active Listening
    • Tolerance for Intelligent Risks
    • Willingness to Accept Responsibility
    • Trust in Team Members
    • Ability to Inspire Participation

    October 26, 2 pm Well Being and EE School Culture
    The Good Samaritan: Empathy, Caring, Compassion, Inclusion, Respect, Trust, Advocate, Generosity
    Luke 10: 25-37 Work-Life Balance, Resourcing our Teams, Trauma informed Practices 


    "I have become convinced that if God stands a child before you,
    Even for just a minute, it is a divine appointment." - Wess Stafford, Just A Minute
    Let's flourish together,

    May the LORD cause you to flourish, both you and your children. Psalm 115:14

    Althea Penn
    Director of Early Education
    ACSI Headquarters
    Colorado Springs CO
    (678) 557-8684