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WHEN VIEWING ON A TABLET OR MOBILE -- DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM Early Childhood Education / Leadership Maurice Sykes has made advocating for and advancing high-quality early childhood education his life’s work. Through mentorships, presentations, and personal example, Maurice challenges and inspires educators to become effective leaders who make a difference in children’s lives. He does the same in this book as he shares stories of the hills and valleys of his personal and professional journeys throughout the presentation of eight core leadership values: human potential, knowledge, social justice, competence, fun and enjoyment, personal renewal, perseverance, and courage. Use this book to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind you need to be a successful leader—and do the right thing for children, whether you serve at the individual, organizational, or classroom level. Building the quality of the early childhood workforce and developing competent leaders is one of our greatest challenges. Maurice’s voice is clear and strong as he outlines a set of core principles that serve as a roadmap to successful and enlightened leadership. It’s a must-read for novices as well as for those more seasoned in the field. —Jacqueline Jones, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, US Department of Education A fascinating story of the search for meaning in professional leadership. It will energize young readers to aspire and help oldsters to reexamine their own commitment. —Barbara T. Bowman, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, Erikson Institute Maurice Sykes has written an incredibly important book about the need for leadership in early childhood education. —Michael J. Petro, Executive Vice President, Committee for Economic Development Maurice Sykes is the director of the Early Childhood Leadership Institute at the University of the District of Columbia’s National Center for Urban Education. ISBN 978-1-60554-296-6 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL $24.95