NAESP Center for Early Learning Leadership

Center Focus

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The Center uses the NAESP publication, A Principals Guide to Early Learning and the Early Grades (Pre-K–3rd Grade) as a framework, that provides information on child development, high-quality instructional practices, and family/community partnerships that support young learners.

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The Center provides a forum for in-depth discussion that enables principals to put in place systems to develop the people necessary to achieve a strong Pre-K–3rd grade vision. 

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The Center advocates for principals to become more effective and visible leaders on behalf of young children. 

Join the Early Learning Leadership Community Meetups

Please find below the schedule of community meetup activities planned for the year. Each gathering provides an avenue for members to engage with fellow community members, exchange insights, and cultivate significant relationships centered around crucial early learning topics. To participate, contact Honor Fede, Director of Professional Learning, at hfede@naesp.org.

All meetup times are between: 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET:

  • May 13, 2024 – Topic: Planning Ahead/Sharing Successes

Meet the Fellows

Julie Bloss

Julie Bloss

NAESP Center for Early Learning Leadership Fellow and Retired Early Learning Principal
Grove, OK
Kim Taylor

Kim Taylor

NAESP Center for Early Learning Leadership Fellow and Interim Principal
FX O’Regan Early Childhood Development Center
Franklin, MA