Announcing the Child Care Exchange Leadership Initiative Podcast series in partnership with

We are very excited to announce our first podcast series on!  

In 2014 Child Care Exchange launched the "Exchange Leadership Initiative with the intention to explore strategies for making leadership more visible in the field of Early Care and Education, growing in understanding of qualities, training and skill sets that underlie leadership and fulfilling our responsibilities in supporting and developing leaders."

In an effort to expand the visibility of leadership and the leaders in the Exchange Leadership Initiative, is conducting interviews and producing podcasts.  We are starting with 5 minute(ish) introductions to those recognized as Emerging Leaders in the initiative.  We'll be exploring the different roles we play as leaders in the field, what it means to be a leader (and a good one at that) and more! will also be producing longer topical podcasts in the near future.

Please listen in on the Child Care Exchange Emerging Leaders Podcast series in partnership with  Let's learn about each other and field together - and the best part - (after this) you don't have to read it!

Let us know what you think.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building