Center for Early Childhood Professional Development

Reflecting Oklahoma's commitment to high quality early care and education by providing professional development that produces results!

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy I

Leadership Academy I is designed for child care directors, assistant directors, and administrators. The Academy provides leadership skills training and focuses on becoming a more effective leader to meet the needs of staff and children in their care. Leadership Academy I offers 47 hours of training and meets the training requirements for Three-Star and above Centers. CECPD will accept applications throughout the year. 


Class topics include:

  • Communication
  • Team Building
  • Ethics
  • Leadership Practices
  • Traits/Behaviors/Characteristics
  • Advocacy
  • Mentoring
  • Coping with Change
  • Discipline
  • Program Administration Scale

All applicants meeting the following requirements will be considered:

  • Be currently employed in a licenced child care center.
  • You must hold a current Oklahoma Director's Credential.
  • Participate in "Reaching for the Stars"
  • Strong preference will be given to those centers who serve state subsidy children; and
  • Centers will be required to have an initial Program Administration Scale (PAS) assessment prior to the completion of the final session and a post-PAS twelve months after completing the Leadership Academy I training.


For questions regarding Leadership Academy, contact Deanna Poljanowski at 405.799.6383, ext. 245 or 1.888.446.7608 (toll free statewide).



Current as of September 13, 2023

1801 N. Moore Avenue, Moore, OK 73160
Toll Free: 888-446-7608 or 405-799-6383
FAX: 405-799-7634