The Buell Early Childhood Leaders Network (BECLN) is a collaborative network of Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program (BECLP) Alumni. We believe effective leadership is fundamental to achieving equity, opportunity, and excellence for all young children and families.
In our leadership practice, we value:
Integrity: we align our leadership actions with our leadership beliefs.
Development: we gain leadership knowledge and expertise.
Empowerment: we challenge and celebrate each other as leaders.
We realize these values through CONNECTION as we give and receive support, build capacity, foster continued leadership development, share resources, knowledge, and perspective and imagine possibilities together.
We collectively aspire to practice resilient and appreciative leadership. Therefore, in alignment with our values we envision:
- Connecting: Leaders contribute to and access resources that support or vision.
- Connecting Within: Leaders in each region are informed, supported, and are a resource for their community.
- Connecting Across: Diverse group of leaders create experiences to grow the leadership capacity of the early childhood field.
The BECLN Network supports nearly 200 Buell Leaders utilize their leadership skills to promote the work of the Early Childhood Colorado Framework within their organizations, communities, regions and throughout the state on behalf of young children and families.