Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.
-Naeem Callaway, founder of a non-profit mentoring at-risk youth
"Heart-centered leaders know they must help set the tone they want in their organizations by focusing more on what’s working well than what’s not," declares an article in the book, Leading Early Childhood Organizations "Management guru Tom Peters, author of many acclaimed books…has been widely quoted as saying, ‘Celebrate what you want to see more of.’"
And in the much-loved book, Caring Spaces, Learning Places (which has been revised by Mike Lindstrom), author Jim Greenman asks important questions leaders must answer to help ensure a positive climate for all staff:
"Do adults feel safe, secure, and competent? Is their comfort over the course of the day considered? Do adults have some sense of autonomy in relation to the environment? Are they able to adjust time and physical space?"
One more resource to help you develop a positive program climate:
A free ECI webinar, "Rejuvenate Preschool Environments on a Budget: Tips, Ideas & Resources," by Michelle Pratt
December 1, 2021
2:00 PM Eastern Time
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