Leadership Opportunities

One of Iowa AEYC's focuses is cultivating leadership within the early childhood profession because effective education leadership makes a difference in improving learning. It turns out that leadership not only matters: it is second only to teaching among school-related factors in its impact on student learning, according to the evidence compiled and analyzed by the authors of How Leadership Influences Student Learning. In addition, the impact of leadership tends to be greatest in schools where the learning needs of students are most acute.

Because Iowa AEYC knows just how important leadership is, we strive to promote leadership skills and opportunities. 

NAEYC Peer Reviewers

NAEYC Peer Reviewers support the accreditation process for associate degree programs and the recognition process for baccalaureate and graduate programs. As part of the NAEYC process for accrediting associate degree programs, each program is assigned a team of three peer reviewers. The team reads the program’s self-study report, makes a 3-day site visit to the program, and prepares a report for consideration by the Accreditation Commission. Apply here! Peer Reviewers must have:

• A graduate degree in early childhood/child development/family studies or related discipline

• An understanding of student assessment in teacher education degree programs at the level they are reviewing

• Experience as full- or part-time early childhood/child development faculty in an institution of higher education