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Supporting Transitions Into Management Roles 

How do we differentiate between employees at their peak personal potential versus a candidate that is equipped to make the leap from individual performance to success in leading a team? Learn strategies that will support team members who are interested in becoming leaders as they begin this new journey into a management role.


The Reasons Why

How Do We Support The Ambition of Early Childhood Educators?

  • Does the culture within your organization encourage and support the growth and professional development of Early Childhood Educators?

  • Are there opportunities for educators to express their desire if they would like to advance within the organization?

Creating Leaders

  • A great leader produces other leaders

  • Effective leaders leave behind a succession of new talent to carry on the vision of the organization

  • How do we go about doing that in early years settings?

  • We create successional planning strategies (training the next generation of leaders)

  • Do you approach providing feedback from a coaching and mentoring point of view?

  • Highlighting opportunities for in the moment training?

  • Are you present in the programs and in the centers?

  • Are educators encouraged to share their thoughts , needs and ideas? 

  • Do you reflect on successes and challenges with team members?


  • Some mentor's educators learn from in person and other we learn from at a distance

  • Surrounding educators with opportunities to be “lifted up” by other educators is so very important

  • Mentorship provides educators with guidance, advice, counsel and sometimes just an ear to listen

  • This is extremely important when educators are going through times of change or challenge

  • Reflect on your own experience do you mentors that have enriched your daily practice?

  • Providing educators with access to a diverse group of mentors within your work environment

Internal Leadership Opportunities

  • How can we create situations that support internal leadership within early years settings?

  • Look at temporarily replacing individuals in management positions while on holiday with an acting supervisor or manager

  • Interim positions like these will create hands-on learning opportunities for educators that are showing an interest in making a move to a management position

  • It will enable educators to experience the daily responsibilities of the position and see if it would be a good fit for them without giving up their permanent position

  • Delegate management tasks to those that are showing an interest in advancement


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ECE Workshops for Individuals

Inspired ECE understands that not everyone can participate in our professional development workshops as part of a group or team. We do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs. Periodically, we run ECE workshops for a group of individuals when we have enough interest.

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Julie Hansen, Early Childhood Educator, Consultant and Author

Julie Hansen

Early Childhood Educator, Consultant and Author

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I have been an Early Childhood Educator for 24 years, having received my Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Douglas College. Since then, I have gained experience in a variety of areas within the field of Early Childhood Education: Director of a preschool, supervisor of after-school care as well as 3-5 and Infant Toddler programs and centre management. My primary focus has evolved to encompass team leadership, management training and program development. I have had articles published in provincial and national ECE journals on the topic of emergent curriculum and leadership. My goal as an Early Childhood Educator and facilitator is to support fellow educators and early years professionals in providing high-quality early learning experiences for children and families.


ECE Publications

Canadian Child Care Federation
Canadian Child Care Federation
Urban Baby & Toddler Magazine
The Early Childhood Educator BC
The Early Childhood Educator BC


Management and leadership courses offered by an Early Childhood Educator truly is a gift in this line of work. Julie Hansen’s insight and understanding of childcare and early learning dynamics developed my skills and confidence as a manager. Her ideas are innovative, thoughtful and easy to implement for myself and my team. I enjoyed my one to one coaching calls, team workshops and leadership series I have taken with Julie. I recommend her to any new or veteran ECE or ECE Manager.

À:lmèlhàwtxw Early Education Centre - Stó:lō Service Agency

We were blown away by how amazing Julie's Skype workshop was! She is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about early childhood education.

Assistant Director
Oakbank Kids Korner Co-op Inc.

I would recommend Julie Hansen, Inspired ECE to anyone in the Early Childhood Education field! Julie has been a positive influence in my life with all of her workshops and resources. Julie has so much knowledge of all of the areas of Early Childhood Education and quality early learning experiences. I always walk away with something new and many ideas to take back to my own programs after attending a workshop with Julie . I've also done a consultation with Julie regarding recruiting ECE's and she had so much advice to offer. Thanks to Julie's advice, I was able to hire not one but TWO Educators for my center. If you're looking for professional development opportunities and/or professional consulting, I highly recommend connecting with Julie! 


Early Childhood Educator
Colour My World Childcare

Thank you Julie for sharing your wisdom, time and resources with me.
I truly appreciate it.

Early Childhood Educator

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