Taking the Lead (TTL) is designed to support early childhood administrators of home-based programs to grow and sustain their business. Time is running out to be a part of our next cohort!
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The McCormick Center is proud to welcome all Early Childhood leaders. As a core tenet of our mission, we strive to improve the lives of all children and their families. Our inclusive approach has a place for everyone to grow and help us reach this goal.

“The Aim4Excellence™ training has helped me to be a more efficient director. The modules address the most challenging aspects of my position by providing proven strategies and structure for improving staffing, hiring, management, and the environment of the center. Assignments are applicable and have immediately been implemented to improve overall quality of our program. The Aim4Excellence training has given me the confidence and skills to be the best leader I can be for the children, parents, and staff at St. John Christian Preschool."
–Jana Bruhschwein, North Dakota

Aim4Excellence Package: Modules 1 - 9

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Aim4Excellence is an online national director credential for early childhood administrators. It focuses on the essential knowledge and skills leaders need to deliver high-quality programming for young children.  Aim4Excellence is recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as an alternative path for meeting the director qualifications for NAEYC program accreditation.

Participants who complete all nine modules will earn the Aim4Excellence National Director Credential.  Participants can connect to Aim4Excellence anytime from anywhere they have limited access.  No special software or textbooks are required.

Additional Information
This Aim4Excellence Package is due 365 days from the date of purchase

All nine modules must be complete within one year, 365 days from date of purchase, or you will be locked out of the package.