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 ways to become a more effective leader to meet the needs of staff and children in their care.  Leadership Academy I provides 47 hours of training and meets the training requirements for Two- and Three-Star Centers. Application packets are mailed to all Licensed Child Care Centers in Oklahoma in the Spring and Fall of each 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:

  • 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 beginning class session and a post-PAS twelve months after completing the Leadership Academy I training.

 

Leadership Academy II (not currently offered)

Leadership Academy III (not currently offered)

 

For questions regarding Leadership Academy, contact Christian Truelove at 405.799.6383, ext. 380 or 1.888.446.7608 (toll free statewide).

 

 

Current as of August 3, 2021

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