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Motivation, Tools & Support for Child Care Providers

The Personality Test I’m Obsessed With (Enneagram)

You’ve heard me mention this before, it’s the one personality test that my I’m obsessed with: The Enneagram! The Enneagram assesses you as one of 9 types. Each of these types have a unique set of personality traits, strengths, and weaknesses and it is SO accurate. A friend of mine first sent me...

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The Recruitment Plan: Build Your Dream Team One Hire at a Time

I often get asked where schools can find high quality staff members. I know right now it is a challenge to hire and retain key personnel, so I’ve have put together a list for you of ways you can recruit new teachers and staff members. Some of these you may already be doing but hopefully some...

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Back to School Bliss

My daughters start school next week! It might just be that I’m a sucker for new beginnings. To me, every new school year is a new opportunity, a chance to start over. Everything is new and fresh! New classrooms, new binders, new ...

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The One Word that Will Change Your School Year

The One Word that Will Change Your School Year Back to school teacher in-service days for early childhood professionals is a growing trend. Whether you schedule these on the weekend or close your school for the day, in-service days play an important role in prepping teachers for the new school...

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5 Provider Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

After trolling child care forums and child care Facebook groups for the past several months, speaking to providers at state and national conferences and based on my own experience there are a few basic pain points that seem to be trends for many providers. For each of these topics, I will dive...

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10 Reason Why Great Teachers Quit: Stop the Turnover Treadmill

I spend a lot of time at early education conferences, workshops and webinars speaking with teachers across the country. Throughout my travels I started giving teachers a short survey to complete at the end of some of my sessions. When I say short, I mean SUPER short, literally one question,...

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10 Biggest Parent Complaints and How to Avoid Them

10 Most Common Parent Complaints and How to Avoid Them Sudden closures/delays of opening- it is never convenient for the parent or the school when you must suddenly close. As a Regional Manager and a Director, deciding to close a school for severe weather, the city accidentally turning off...

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Classy Communication: How to Have Difficult Conversations with Parents

Classy Communication: How to Have Difficult Conversations with Parents No one, I repeat no one enjoys conflict. There isn’t one director or teacher out there that jumps out of bed in the morning and thinks “I hope I get to have an uncomfortable conversation today!” The industry we are in, the...

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Become an Advocate- Chances Are, You Already Are One!

Have you ever met with your HOA to try and get rules changed about when you can have a garage sale? Or maybe you have talked to your child’s school counselor to see how they can get more time to take tests or why they need to sit in the front of the classroom, so they aren’t as easily...

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