Newsletter Article

New Certificate Program in Early Childhood Leadership

Rebecca Cortes
Instructor Rebecca Cortes

The Psychology Department has launched its first professional certificate program! The program leads to a certificate in Early Childhood Leadership and it is now open for registration. Classes start Feb. 23, 2011, and last for six months.  Psychology Department researcher Rebecca Cortes is the coordinator and instructor for the program.  Participants have the opportunity to develop a strong conceptual framework that strengthens their leadership vision for the field of early childhood development and education. They will gain a multidisciplinary perspective on system factors that contribute to early development and learning, acquire a core set of leadership skills that allow them to guide teams toward continuous quality improvement, and connect with essential resources and professional networks to remain current on issues in the field.