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Welcome to Our 2021 Exchange Leaders

by Pam Boulton
July/August 2021
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This has been a year like no other in our collective memories. It has tested us, called forth our determination and grit, and given us opportunities for learning and growth. The need for leadership throughout our field has never been greater, and our Exchange Leaders have stepped up and moved forward in response. Thank you to all our leaders and to all of us who follow. Together, we work to assist in stabilizing families and communities through our supportive services. 

Since 2014, the Exchange Leadership Initiative has been making leadership more visible in the field of early care and education. Now with more than 400 Exchange Leaders, we see them everywhere—in classrooms, family child care programs, administrative offices, schools, colleges, universities, and in all of the offices, programs and services that support children and families. As leaders, they provide vision and stability, and through their actions they provide direction for now and into the future. 

Exchange Leaders thoroughly understand early care and education principles and practices, address diversity and equity, and are engaged in lifelong learning. They are grounded in their own work and are using their strengths and skills to ...

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