Leadership in an Early Childhood Education Context during times of uncertainty
COVID-19 has triggered a humanitarian crisis of global proportions, with thousands of lives disrupted daily. Sadly, we are not nearing the end of the crisis. In my day to day, I enjoy being in a mentoring role in an early childhood education setting, supporting head teachers and their teams when embracing challenges within the changing education landscape. In recent days, COVID-19 has dominated our lives and it is no surprise that I have been musing over how the situation was handled and what makes a great leader. In my opinion, the leader’s primary responsibility is to keep the teams successfully united and inspired to achieve a set of common goals. But what should a leader be focused on, in midst of disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic is causing to early learning services?