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2020 Early Childhood Leaders of Influence Cohort

You are invited to apply to take part in a new and exciting leadership opportunity for early childhood educators. Apply today for the opportunity to be selected to join the Early Childhood Leaders of Influence Cohort!​

The Cohort is a four-month program with online content provided by Dr. John Stahl-Wert, international leadership expert and author of The Serving Leader: Five Actions to Transform Your Team, Business and Community. Ohio AEYC certified leadship cohort facilitators will meet weekly online with participants for application of learning, coaching and peer-to-peer learning. The cohort will begin in January 2020 and is designed exclusively for early childhood educators who are looking to increase their influence both in their individual organizations and through statewide collaborative efforts to empower all who care for, educate and advocate on behalf of young children.

The opportunity to participate in this world-class leadership will be limited to 12 early chidlhood educators from across the state. We are seeking individuals that demonstrate passion, commitment and a solution-oriented mindset who are willing to step forward to serve and advocate on behalf of the early childhood profession. Ohio AEYC celebrates diversity and is dedicated to creating an inclusive experience for all. We are committed to representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be!

The Ohio AEYC leadership Cohort is a proven approach that will equip you to energize your team, and better serve your children and families in your community. This 8-week virtual cohort will be limited to 12 individuals selected from a pool of applicants.

Are you ready to develop the leadership skills and talents necessary to transform your program and your profession? 

(every other week) 
January 21 - April 28

View Schedule

Since this is a virtual cohort, we will be meeting via video chat, which means you can be anywhere your computer or phone is!


$429 for NAEYC-Ohio AEYC Members
(Standard or Premium)

$499 for non-members

Save $1,000+ off retail cost thanks to Ohio AEYC’s partnership!

Cohort Description

The cohort is carefully designed and structured for you to work alongside other current and aspiring early childhood educators in a virtual group (Cohort) environment guided by renowned leadership expert and best-selling author, Dr. John Stahl-Wert. John's specialty is making serving leadership intensely practical for results-oriented leaders worldwide.

You'll discover how-to:

• Make your program the best place to work.

• Improve job satisfaction.

• Create a culture of empowerment, teamwork, and accountability.

• Increase profitability and customer satisfaction/ retention.

Decrease turn over and instill a positive and joyful team atmosphere.




The sessions will provide a shared learning environment where key concepts will be reinforced, workbook applications will be explored, your questions will be answered, and other participants will support you. The course is designed to allow for a tailored approach, focused on optimizing your learning experience and personal leadership development goals.

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“Being a part of the Serving Leader Cohort was an incredible & unforgettable experience! It validated for me the principles of leadership that I value and seek to implement in my position, while adding new strategies that enhance my current skill set. Thank you for this amazing opportunity!”

Kyle G. Priestly

Regional Coordinator, Summit & Medina County

"Participating in leadership cohort has allowed me to put action steps to my ongoing leadership goals. I am able to have a detailed action plan to develop myself and others around me along with learning about my core values and using effective delegation techniques. This course is valuable for all early childhood professionals no matter your position."

Joni Weiglin

Kids Country Stow Campus


"I loved the Leadership Cohort! It was the best thing I could have every done for myself as a person in leadership! I would recommend it to everyone."

Dayna White

Executive Director

Kiddie City

"Being part of the early childhood leadership cohort gave me the opportunity to reflect on and grow my leadership skills while being supported by a wonderful group of leaders from all over the state."

Beth Price

Executive Director

Early Childhood Enrichment Center

Dayna White

Executive Director

Kiddie City

Call Us: 419-946-6693   / contactus@oaeyc.org  |  P.O. Box 71  Mount Gilead, OH 43338

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