Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Community of Practice: Leadership

Yesterday I attended an excellent discussion about leadership. It was so amazing to have an opportunity to collaborate with other professionals across the various sectors of care to explore the concept of what leadership means and how we as RECEs can take on a leadership role within our community of practice.


I took some time to evaluate ways that I have demonstrated leadership as a Registered Early Childhood Educator.

  • I am a resource for others to bounce around ideas, ask questions, and seek support.
  • I am an excellent collaborator and have implemented lots of amazing things with the support of colleagues and other professionals.
  • I recognize the accomplishments of others and I am excited to learn from them.
  • I am committed and passionate about early learning and care.
The most impactful moment during the table discussion for me was when Debbie Jones addressed the word "Just". When we say we are "just" early childhood educators it diminishes the importance of the work we do every day in our profession.

We stand on the precipice of major changes within our profession and we must all stand up as leaders to guide early learning and care towards a future that embraces high quality care and supports early childhood education professionals.

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