As the world is reeling with social distancing, school closures, stay at home orders state wide, and other business interruptions due to the Coronavirus, child care businesses are struggling to…
What Does it Mean to be Demotivated? To be a "Demotivated Employee" means that someone is less enthusiastic about their work than they used to be. The simple prefix "de" implies that they began excited, but something happened to demotivate them. In most cases we don't have to look too far to find the cause. It is usually the manager or supervisor and the environment that they've created. This isn't just my opinion. Gallup research shows that a mind-boggling 70 percent of an employee's motivation is influenced by his or her manager. lt's no wonder employees don't leave jobs; they leave managers.
Sarah is a fairly new child care center owner. She’s worked in the field for over a decade and always had a dream to open her own preschool someday. That day finally arrived about six months ago. In fact, Sarah did plenty of planning and preparation before opening her school, and it’s paid off because she already has experienced some great momentum. For the most part things are going really well. She found a great location, hired a team that she is proud of, and has already filled her school to about 60% full in a very short time.
We want to CONGRATULATE Judy Bradby who was voted the 2019 Child Care Rockstar at the Child Care Success Summit last month. Judy owns LeaRN Lily Child Development Center in…
Developing a learning center from scratch presents a dream scenario, enabling one to incorporate all their past experiences into a shiny new flagship location. But as a real estate project, it presents a unique set of challenges. Regardless of whether you’re working with a seasoned group like STNL Development or you’re tackling your first project on your own, there are a number of best practices that’ll help any project run more smoothly. We’ve presented nine of them below.
Speaking with early childhood providers across the country, we hear a common theme: it’s challenging to get the right materials for the classroom quickly so they can focus on high-quality care and education. They’re passionate about unleashing the individual potential of every child and believe that streamlining back-office functions enables them to focus more time and energy on their education mission, providing a better experience for children.
With systems in place, you can focus on bigger picture things rather than being bogged down in day to day operations. When you are able to be the true visionary of your company, you can lead your team forward to places of growth and excellence that would otherwise not be possible.
A strong, positive company culture starts with a strong, positive, inspired leader who has a passion for their work and truly LEADS (by example.) A couple of years ago, at the Child Care Success Summit, Kris Murray showed a video to illustrate a point – and it stuck with me. This video was of a guy dancing at some sort of outdoor music festival.
One of the most important pieces of your Hiring Funnel is your careers page on your website. You have done all the work of finding creative ways to market your job opening. Now you need to give applicants a call to action – tell them what to do. “To apply, go to www.yourcareerspage.com.” When they arrive at your careers page it should answer all their questions and sell them on WHY they should want to work for your school.
I once heard a story about sharing your brownies. Imagine you’ve gone through the trouble to make a delicious batch of homemade, ooey-gooey, chocolatey goodness.