Reconciling Leadership and Partnership: Strategies to Empower Professionals and Families
When early childhood professionals attempt to carry out traditional leadership roles at the same time they implement family-centered early care and education, they may find themselves in a quandary. A number of the assumptions associated with traditional leadership are not in harmony with family-centered practices, which include engaging families as partners with programs and teachers in their children’s development and learning (Douglass & Gittell 2012). In their work with families, early childhood professionals often find themselves challenged by the need to be both leaders and partners.
Allred, Keith W. and Hancock, Christine L.. (2015). "Reconciling Leadership and Partnership: Strategies to Empower Professionals and Families". YC: Young Children, 70(2), 46-53.