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The Association for Early Learning Leaders believes that quality early care and education programs begin with strong leadership. We recognize that administering these programs poses daily challenges. Our mission is to provide the resources you need to be efficient, successful directors, owners, and administrators of early learning centers.

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Member Toolkits are designed to house much-needed professional resources in practical, accessible ways. Member Toolkits focus on the unique needs of owners, executive leaders, and directors by providing much-needed support in areas such as human resources, budgeting, family engagement, quality curriculum, leadership, legal insights, and staff development.

We encourage you to consider adding this valuable package to your leadership “must-haves”!

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The Association for Early Learning Leaders is committed to excellence in the field of early childhood care and education by promoting leadership development and enhancing program quality.

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Beginning 6/1/2020, the National Accreditation Commission will resume conducting validation visits. The Accreditation Office will work with individual programs to determine the impact of local restrictions on a potential visit. The safety of program families and staff and National Accreditation Commission validators is of the utmost importance and at the heart of all decisions made during the ongoing public health crisis. Please direct any questions and concerns to Erin Schmidt, Director of Accreditation, at [email protected]. Please monitor this website for further developments and updates. From the Accreditation Team to your team, stay safe and be well.


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