Leading professional learning in early childhood centres

Who are the educational leaders?

Kaye Colmer*, Manjula Waniganayake, Laurie Field

*Corresponding author for this work

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IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRES directors have responsibility for ongoing professional learning to support the implementation of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). Currently there is limited understanding about how early childhood leaders support educators to participate in professional learning. This article presents findings from two case studies undertaken as part of a larger research project aimed at exploring the enactment of leadership for professional learning in early childhood centres. Key findings from this research show that directors played a key role as the centre’s educational leader and distributing leadership to room leaders was critical in supporting educators’ professional learning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-113
Number of pages11
JournalAustralasian Journal of Early Childhood
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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