Alan Taylor has been with Southwest Human Development for more than 25 years. His areas of experience and expertise include design, delivery and evaluation of training programs for a wide range of adult learners, early childhood leadership development, program design, administration and supervision.
Alan has been responsible for contracts with numerous multi-state and regional training programs designed to deliver training and technical assistance to Head Start and early education programs throughout the western United States. Other programs within his department include services that support young children’s early language and literacy development, provide a wide range of training and technical expertise to child care programs, and support for Quality First, Arizona’s Quality Improvement and Rating System.
Alan has a long-term commitment to helping parents learn the importance of reading to their children. He recognizes the critical importance of building leadership skills in the nonprofit sector in general, and early care and education in particular. Alan works with the American Express Leadership Academy and, as a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Alan was actively involved in a systems change project in Eastern and Central Europe that assisted in the redesign of early childhood education systems.