The Snelling Center for Government announced that John Mejia of Hinesburg and Andrea Sambrook of Dorset have been accepted into the Early Childhood Leadership Institute Class of 2019.
Mejia works at the University of Vermont in Burlington and Sambrook is currently the director/owner of Annette’s Preschool in Hinesburg.
The two join 24 other leaders from across the state in an intensive program that attracts participants from a diverse range of early childhood and family serving organizations.
The class of 2019 embarked on their leadership journey last month and will meet for a total of 12 seminar days between May and October 2019. The Institute is made possible through funding from a State of Vermont grant. Associates will deepen understanding of themselves and their impact on others, increase their knowledge of systems thinking, policy work and data and decision-making frameworks, and bolster habits of curiosity, inquiry, reflection and more. Through this experience, associates will strengthen their ability to participate in efforts to improve early childhood work in Vermont.
The Early Childhood Leadership Institute also offers the opportunity to earn three graduate credits and meet specific course requirements for the Early Childhood Program Director credential. The Class of 2019 is the fifth class of the Early Childhood Leadership Institute, and upon completion of the program in October, Mejia and Sambrook will join a professional network of more than 125 Early Childhood Leadership Institute graduates who are making a difference in Vermont.
The Snelling Center for Government is a non-partisan, non-profit organization committed to fostering responsible and ethical civic leadership, encouraging public service by private citizens, and promoting informed citizen participation in shaping public policy in Vermont.