Growing Leaders to Support Learners

Nurturing Early Childhood Program Leadership

An online, self-paced course from Childhood Education International

Childhood Education International invites early childhood program leaders to participate in a unique learning video series that explores how to invest IN YOURSELF so that you can be fulfilled and therefore better able to invest in others—both the adults with whom you work and the children in your care.

For participants outside the U.S., check the Registration Fees section for more information.

Early childhood program leaders have a big responsibility—ensuring that children, the world’s most precious resource and gift, have the best environment in which to grow, learn, and be the best they can be. To meet this responsibility, early childhood program leaders take on many roles, including supervisor, manager, counselor, and social worker.

Based on The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by Dr. John Maxwell, and led by Raj Kapur, an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team, the series will take you, step by step, through a process to reflect on where you are today and how you plan to grow. Each video will focus on areas to help you build a growth mindset, learn about your strengths, tap into your passions, understand your purpose, and develop your skills.

Watch the video below for more course information.

Through this course you will:

  • Apply approaches and strategies to nurture and grow yourself as a person and more effective leader.
  • Evaluate your goals and values in your work and life to understand how to build a personal growth plan that works for you.
  • Identify and analyze your unique strengths and passions to help better understand your purpose and guide your growth journey.
  • Understand the importance of building a community of support through mentorship and sharing your knowledge with those around you.
  • Build a growth mindset that encourages you to stretch yourself into new areas and embrace change along your growth journey.
  • Design a growth plan that will continue to motivate you and keep you disciplined and consistent in building your skills and reaching your goals.

You can take this course on your own or as a group of leaders who want to share this experience of personal growth together.

Reflection questions and exercises will stimulate your thinking and guide you as you begin planning your personal growth journey.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for early childhood leaders who are seeking to better support their staff and families by investing in their own fulfillment.

Course Information

On average, this online, self-paced course can take about 8-10 hours in total and can be completed over multiple sessions. A brief evaluation must be completed at the end of the course and your course completion certificate will be sent by email.

Registration Fees and Information

The course fee is $150 and includes a course completion certificate and CEUs.

If you are from outside of the United States, there is a special registration rate. Please email to request the discount code for the special registration rate.

Payment types accepted are Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express and processed through Stripe. If you need to use a different payment method, please send an email to and we will provide additional information.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CE International is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. IACET is recognized internationally as a standard development organization and accrediting body that promotes quality of continuing education and training.

Some employers, schools, and programs may require you to complete CEUs as part of your in-service or pre-service training. If CEUs are NOT yet required by your school or program, or available in your nation, it is still helpful to acquire them anyway. You can add them to your professional development portfolio and place them on your resume. This shows that you received OFFICIAL CREDIT for the course you took.

In order to earn IACET CEUs, learners must complete a quiz at the end of the 6 sessions.

Once successfully completed, learners will be awarded 1 IACET CEUs (which is equal to 10 learning hours) for this training course.

Technical Support

Please email if you have any questions about the course or need assistance in registering.

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