DCCC Child Development Director Chosen to Participate in State ‘Leadership Institute’

Amanda Bowman

Oct 9, 2013 – Amanda Bowman, director of the Child Development Center at DCCC, will have the opportunity to get hands-on learning thanks to being selected as a participant in the first North Carolina Early Childhood Directors Leadership Institute.

The Institute, 18-month reflective learning opportunity developed and offered exclusively for childcare center directors, will provide high-quality training in leadership and management skills to 100 directors from across the state.

Bowman says the Institute will allow her to connect with other directors in North Carolina and discover new ways to foster diversity among children, families and staff at DCCC.

“This learning opportunity will allow myself and other directors to exchange ideas, build relationships, connect and collaborate, while growing both professionally and personally,” says Bowman. “Upon completion, I will be able to better support students in the field of early education, and better serve families and students in DCCC’s Child Development Center.”

According to the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education, the program will unveil a new leadership and management curriculum. Topics covered will include becoming a visionary, culturally-competent leadership, effective family engagement and understanding early childhood systems, among many others.

Jody Lawrence, associate dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Education at DCCC, says this conference will give Bowman the opportunity to explore, reflect and renew her commitment to development.

“The knowledge Amanda will gain through this experience will benefit the children and families our CDC program serves, the staff she leads, and the field of early care and education.”

The program is funded by Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge through the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education.

*Editor’s Note: Pictured is Amanda Bowman with Chloe Belcher, 4, of Lexington.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully-accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.