I’m honored this month to introduce Stacie Goffin as our guest speaker. I had the opportunity to hear Stacie speak this past summer about the future of early childhood at an early childhood event. I was moved by her presentation, book, and the conversations it sparked in the professionals around me. Stacie charged each of us to create an action plan for what we could do personally to get the word out and move the profession forward. I immediately thought of the blog and Stacie graciously agreed to be a guest speaker here for us.
Stacie Goffin is Principal of the Goffin Strategy Group. Established in 2004, the Goffin Strategy Group dedicates itself to building early childhood education’s ability to provide effective programs and services for young children through leadership, capacity, and systems development. Stacie works with local and state non-profits, governments, national organizations, and philanthropy. A widely published author, Stacie’s conceptual leadership focuses on advancing early childhood education as a professional field of practice. Prior to forming the Goffin Strategy Group, Stacie led the five-year effort to redesign the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s [NAEYC] early childhood program accreditation system. She is a former senior program officer at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, higher education faculty member, and preschool educator. More information can be found at www.goffinstrategygroup.com.
Please TUNE IN to Stacie’s thought-provoking message about advancing the early childhood profession. Listen as she explains ‘the big gap’ and what students, teachers, parents, and directors can do about it. This is a pivotal time for ECE as a field of practice…will YOU be an agent of change?
–> Be sure to stop back tomorrow (Wed.) because Stacie is sponsoring this month’s giveaway- one of her books!