ECE webinar: Leadership in ECE

Early childhood leadership is incredibly challenging but also exciting. It is primarily focused on supporting and encouraging individual teachers to work together to make a difference for children.

Celeste Harrington (AUT) and Lorraine Manuela (Director at Tots Corner) bring their wealth of knowledge and experience to discuss the many aspects of leadership in ECE. Both have considerable experience in leadership roles in ECE centres and explore what leadership means in ECE, building relationships, how to support teams to work effectively together, and the importance of pedagogical leadership.

To help you navigate the webinar easily, we have provided a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed.

You can also read our insight article exploring key ideas from the webinar.

Topics discussed in this webinar

Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video

1m16sThe role of the leader in an early childhood setting
3m3s  Distributed leadership or a hierarchy of leadership?
5m11sPutting children at the centre
7m53s What’s the difference between leadership and management
12m13s Teachers who don’t want to lead/take responsibility (also at 37m14s)
14m20s Building teachers’ confidence and competence
15m53s Guidance for taking on a new leadership role 
20m50s What is appreciative inquiry?
22m43s What to do when there are problems
25m02s Reflection as a tool for the leader
27m29s How to encourage teacehrs to collaborate and work together well
30m 30sWhat works in settings without positional leaders 
32m28s How to develop pedagogical leadership
37m14s Getting all staff to contribute
39m37sCourageous conversations 
41m53s Leaders’ wellbeing
43m59sBooks or people that inspire leadership practice
47m58s Concluding comments