The Maryland Early Childhood Leadership Program (MECLP), a program of the Sherman Center for Early Learning in Urban Communities at UMBC, is a workforce initiative designed to accelerate cross-sector leadership in early childhood. MECLP’s vision is to develop and support strong leaders who are catalyzing positive change and will significantly improve school readiness and related outcomes for early learners, particularly disadvantaged and vulnerable children and their families. MECLP is positioning Maryland at the vanguard in developing transformative early childhood leaders in Maryland and nationally by accomplishing its results:
- Improve outcomes for young children, families and communities.
- Affect state-level change in systems, policies and programs through cross sector early childhood leadership.
- Advocate for equitable high-quality early childhood care and education experiences for all children.
- Create a broad and diverse network of early childhood professionals recognized as transformative leaders in the field, creating a workforce pipeline.
MECLP in Action
Child Care After COVID – Lessons Learned and Creating a New Normal in Child Care
Tuesday, March 28th – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
This webinar has been canceled due to illness by one of the presenters and will be rescheduled for a date in early May. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Creating Expanded Resources to Support Neurodivergent Students
Wednesday, April 12th – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Where is the Subsidy? Increasing Awareness and Accessibility of Child Care Subsidy in Maryland
Wednesday, April 26th – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST