Boost your Leadership Series

Let us help you strengthen the leadership potential in your organization.

Child & Community Resources (CCR) recognizes that effective leadership is vital to the success of early learning and education. Without skilled and committed leaders to help shape teaching and learning, the opportunity to create and sustain high-quality learning environments is reduced.

Over the last six years, we have delivered leadership development opportunities across the North to over 300 leaders to strengthen our understanding of what leadership looks like in early childhood settings.

Founded on solid expert research, our Leadership Development Initiative is a strengths-based, self-directed program for both current and aspiring early childhood leaders in diverse settings and roles. We have worked to identify a set of capabilities on which early childhood and care leaders can frame their professional leadership journeys. Through the completion of our work, our shared learning experiences, and consultations with key leaders in this community, we have solidified a number of understandings about leadership in early childhood settings.

Why choose this leadership program?

Our leadership initiative is based on best practice and is uniquely developed for the early childhood educators and community partners. Our principles are mapped to the Ontario Renewed Early Years and Child Care Policy Framework, Early Learning for Every Child Today Framework, and the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice – College of Early Childhood Educators. As well, we believe our training contributes to the Quality Improvement Plan for our community.

This initiative enables leaders and managers to benchmark, develop, and map their own professional development skills. Each participant is able to self-pace their leadership program in their own time; it is based on their current strengths.

Our facilitated sessions take into account your staffing resources and time availability in order to create a schedule that works for you.


Miranda Mackie, MA

Miranda Mackie, MA

Manager of Services

Sherry Fournier, MA

Sherry Fournier, MA

Executive Director

What our participants have to say about this amazing opportunity

This series has not only increased my capabilities and competence, but I truly believe that it has given me the “power” to “empower” others, thus growing their competence and capabilities.

Would I recommend this leadership series? Yes, I would, and yes I have – numerous times.

This has been an incredible part of my journey and has opened up so many other side roads along the way. I am forever grateful.

It made me look deeper into strengths that I possessed, but wasn’t aware of. This boosted by self-esteem and allowed myself to grow even further in my leadership journey.

The leadership series was a wonderful platform for connecting with professionals from the same sector and sharing similar celebrations and struggles in a judgement free space. The series has had a lasting impact on the way I view my contributions to a team, as well as my self-awareness of my qualities and dispositions. One of the main messages I took away from the series is the importance of knowing your people. Relationships need to be the foundation of all we do, and nurturing those relationships needs to be a priority in our day-to-day practice. I would recommend the Leadership Series to anyone willing to look inside themselves and be vulnerable. It’s a safe place to bring any thoughts, make a commitment to personal growth and become inspired.

To learn more about this leadership development initiative, and to join a growing network of individuals whom have boosted their leadership potential, please complete the form below, or contact us at 1-877-996-1599.

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