Today, I am going to share with you how I divided up the management role amongst my team as a Director. Remember that this is not a one size fits all solution, but I think it will give you some ideas about your center and the best way to divide and conquer.
After having worked in early childhood education for almost ten years, I figured that being a Parent would come easy. When I was little, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I would reply, "homemaker." Now that may seem silly, but it was my honest answer. There was no doubt in my mind that I was born to be a mom.
There are many aspects to consider when looking at the management of a child care center. Although today, I'm going to focus on one that I have found many centers fall short on. Yes, I'm speaking about the follow-up process of new interest, and if this is a weakness for you, I am here to help you change that.
https://youtu.be/HGCzPrhl1C0 When leading a team of people, much of your success lies in your ability to communicate effectively. Although there are many forms of communication, as a team leader, a very important part of your job is running staff meetings. Staff meetings are a great way to reinforce and inspire the culture that you desire … Continue reading How to Improve Your Staff Meetings
https://youtu.be/rl8YP07H2Js With my experience in child care management, I have found that obtaining and maintaining a child care license takes a lot of work. Today I am going to help simplify the process by providing an 8 step checklist you can follow so you can obtain a child care license for your center. As we walk … Continue reading 8 Necessary Steps to Help You Obtain a Childcare License
https://youtu.be/0dELMkJnLfI If you have ever started your own business you know it’s a lot of work and a huge undertaking, not for the faint at heart. There are endless lists and tasks to be done. As we continue on the topic of “How to Open a Childcare Center”, today we will look at handbooks and … Continue reading How to Open a Child Care Center Part 2: Parent & Staff Handbooks
https://youtu.be/8sfVaB1gIMc Are you considering opening a new preschool or daycare center? Maybe, just adding another location to your existing center? Well, if so there any many things to consider along the way and yes, you have your work cut out for you! In the last 6 years, I have assisted with the opening of three … Continue reading How to Open a Childcare Center Part 1: Business Plan, Location & Enrollment
https://youtu.be/5XJJKnf3Otc January is my favorite time of the year. Yes, it’s a New Year filled with fresh starts, but in the school world it often means Open House time. I thrive on being busy and in the Preschool world, September and January are typically very busy. At my school, the Open House was a big … Continue reading Open House Part 1 – Hosting an Open House at Your Center
https://youtu.be/479EQHvk2NU When I was young, I always admired my friends who were just a little bossy. I generally have and still have friends with strong personalities. There is something crazy about watching a group of children and seeing who arises as “the boss”, it’s almost as if it is born with it. As an 8 … Continue reading Does BEING A BOSS Make You Feel Isolated?
https://youtu.be/ERYem8QSdKs As someone who has just come from the world of early childhood education and is now working offsite for Sandbox, what I miss the most is the human interaction. This week I had the privilege of visiting one of our Sandbox centers. This not only reminded me how much I love people, but also … Continue reading Five Ways to Connect With Parents at Your Center
fter working as a center director for five years, I would often wonder if touring families was a full time job. During the busy seasons, which for us were September and January I would tour 4-5 families per day through our school. Although tours can feel very exhausting when you are giving them often, they … Continue reading Touring New Interest at Your Center
When leading a large team of people often you feel stretched thin. You have the desire to give your time and energy to every problem that arises and every team member that needs it, but you just don’t have time. At some point in your role it is important to decide who you will invest … Continue reading Who to Invest your Time and Energy In