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In our ECE Servant Leaders Academy, we believe that those who choose to care for and teach young children (ages infant-5 years old), are among the best and most important of the servant leaders in our world.
Indeed, the future of the world depends on providing the highest quality of care, attention and education to our youngest children. Because it is during the first 5 years of a child’s life that the brain grows to 90% of its capacity.
Thus, our call to the Aspiring ECE Teachers is:
Choose a purposeful and meaningful career: Start your ECE training and become certified as an ECE Servant Leader Teacher through our Academy.
And our Call to the current ECE Teachers is:
You’ve already made a meaningful choice, let’s now have you become certified as an ECE Servant Leader Teacher through our Academy. It’s a long overdue recognition for you.
Our ECE Servant Leaders Academy’s two folds Mission aims to:
Provide CCAP accepting Early Learning Centers and Home-Based Providers in Illinois with their ECE workforce recruitment and retention needs through education, professional development, director coaching services, and innovative recruitment strategies. Let us also give your teachers recognition and certifications as ECE Servant Leader Teachers.
A servant leader is servant first, leader second.
Servant leader believes in serving without any expectations in return. She/he serves for the good of the society through good thoughts, good words and good deeds. The more she serves, the more people in the community notice her, and give her recognition as a servant leader.
A mother or father who cares for her/his family, is ethical and works hard, provides means of life and prosperity for and gives guidance through compassion and care to her/his family members, is an immediate and familiar type of a servant leader who, nearly all of us, can identify with.
And there are famous servant leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jane Goodall and Mother Teresa, who have given their entire lives, and in some cases have been killed, for being dedicated to servant leadership principles.
Role: ECE Workforce Servant Leader Teachers Academy Director
I can help you with your educational, professional development and recruitment strategies all for free. I can also help you with leadership coaching and in house training.
I say yes to childcare becuase I believe Child Care helps children achieve their highest potential.
Role: Say Yes to Child Care Campaign Director
Contact me if you’re interested in becoming a partner or if I can answer your questions about different areas of the Campaign.
I say yes to childcare because the positive and responsive relationship that teachers develop with each individual child is the foundation for successful learning
Role: Community and ECE Workforce Recruitment Liaison
Favourite Color: Pink
I say yes to childcare because children’s early years are very important. Being in a high-quality childcare center has a positive impact on children’s social/emotional development for the rest of their life!
Role: Senior Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer
Favourite Color: Red
I am passionate and committed to instill the love of learning in an enriched, safe, and nurturing environment for children and families. We must all work together to give children the “head start” they need so they will be successful in life. Parents deserve to be comfortable that their children are being cared for in a high quality childcare program.
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Some of the key Principles of Servant Leadership are:
The starting point in servant leadership is a strong sense of commitment to one’s community’s betterment and growth though peace, progress and prosperity. In short, being committed to one’s community health and happiness matters.
To serve is to listen to the voices of community members and their needs. It is not just hearing, but deeply listening to them in order to understand and demonstrate, for example through giving feedback or provide solutions, that one has listened well and learned about their needs.
To serve is to attend to and care for the members of one’s family or communities at the time of their suffering and despair. It is nearly impossible to find anybody in our world who doesn’t experience some kind of despair or suffering in need of help and healing. Servant leaders are aware of such fundamental human condition, see and relate to those in need of help and healing by actively reach out to them with care, compassion and giving of love and materials needs for their healing and comfort. In short servant leaders show empathy towards others.
Servant leaders develop trust with their community members. Trust is demonstrated by fulfilling one’s words and promises. If one promises to treat everyone with respect, then one always shows it in words and action. If one promises to be kind, then one shows it in her/his acts of kindness and compassion. And, if there are times that one fails for reasons beyond one’s control, or due to a mistake, then one doesn’t deny it. One rather explains it and indicates how one would not repeat one’s mistake. In short, servant leaders do as they say and promise for the good of the community.
Servant leaders also develop trust by showing care and responsibility in using and overseeing the community’s resources, including its natural environment and wildlife. Simply said servant leaders show honesty and care in using the financial and material resources of their community. They also show care and commitment to preserving and respecting the natural environment and wildlife. In short, servant leaders respect the mother earth.
At ECE Servant Leader Teachers Academy, we learn about and strive to help in achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Developmental Goals: