You are required to go through the 3 interviews with the educational leaders in ECED provided and
then follow the instructions under the Task Instruction section below.
As an early childhood educator, it is important you have an understanding about leadership and your
role as a leader.
Three interviews with educational leaders in ECEC are provided. Choose ONE interview with an
educational leader to complete the analysis; the interviews can be found under the assignment 2
information. You will prepare a critical review of the role, responsibilities and challenges of the early
childhood educational leader.
The information collected from the interview is to be analysed to describe the educational leader’s
position with respect to:
• key roles and responsibilities of the educational leader
• the leadership style, and link this to early childhood leadership theory
Discuss the challenges faced by early childhood educational leader with respect to leadership style,
processes and practices employed; provide examples in practice.
Present and discuss measures the educational leader takes to advocate for children’s learning and
Critically review what quality means in terms of the leadership role regarding educational outcomes
for children; provide examples in practice.