- Legacy Leader Fellows are engaged in an NAEYC-Recognized Leadership Development Program.
- Legacy Leader Fellows are NAEYC members in good standing.
- Legacy Leader Fellows provided a letter from their employer approving the applicant’s participation in the year long Legacy Leader Fellowship.
- Legacy Leader Fellows have at least a baccalaureate degree and 5 years of experience in the field.
Applicants will be considered not only from traditional early childhood education sources (i.e., teachers, program administrators, child care resource and referral counselors, faculty, and trainers), but also others linked by their endeavors to the field such as individuals from business, policy making, and nonprofit management.
Legacy Leader Fellowship Award
1. Fellows received a financial award of up to $10,000 for expenses related to participation in one of the NAEYC-Recognized Leadership Development Programs and travel to the NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo and the National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development.
2. Fellows receive mentoring support from the Legacy Leader Fellows Program Coordinator, Dr. Martha Munoz.
The Fellowship year timeline is summer 2013 through summer 2014. What are the expectations for Fellows? Each Fellow must:
• Remain a member in good standing of NAEYC and to commit future support to the Building a Lasting Legacy Campaign.
• Follow the fiscal policies of NAEYC and work with NAEYC staff to find the most economical form of travel related to participation as a Fellow.
• Recognize that the LLF award amount is based upon a jointly agreed upon projected budget. Any additional expenses beyond this amount will be considered the responsibility of the Fellow or Fellow’s employer.
• Create and utilize a professional development plan and evaluate the implementation of this plan.
• Attend and fully participate in the Annual Conference in Washington, DC November 20–23, 2013, and the Professional Development Institute June 8–11, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.
• Participate in scheduled conference calls, individual, and group meetings scheduled by the Legacy Leader Fellows Coordinator, and engage in the online community.
• Fulfill all the requirements of the NAEYC Recognized Partner Leadership Development Program in which the Fellow is enrolled.
• Agree to develop a project related to a state or local AEYC Affiliate and present this project at the 2014 Professional Development Institute in Minneapolis, MN.
• Complete surveys, questionnaires and/or participate in interviews related to participation as an LLF for a period of five years following completion of the 2013–2014 Cohort.