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.
This week, Jason Russell, former police officer, Secret Service agent and current founder of Secure Education Consultants, talks to us about the important subject of school security. Jason merged his experience in security and crisis communication with his wife’s knowledge of child care centers and early education to bring a unique service to the market. Jason shares with Kris what exactly SEC does, the assessment process he goes through to make sure schools are secure, the common gaps in security he sees, and how we can move forward to ensure our schools have the highest level of security.
As schools and childcare centers across the country embark upon the new school year, it is important for owners and administrators to take a fresh look at safety and security. In the midst of a busy school year, some of these checklist items can be put on the back-burner. Schools can use the summer months to refocus and consider: What should owners and administrators review each year to make sure their facilities are safe and secure?
We are all in a heartfelt business. I am very passionate about “Growing Better Humans Every Day,” but the key to that statement is the last word; business. We are running a business. For most of us, myself included, we came up the ranks from teaching before running our center with little to no business experience. Not only that, but we find ourselves getting pulled back into the school operations and put the business/finances on the back burner. We must remember that the business is what allows us to make the difference in these tiny humans’ lives and without it running well we cannot provide the quality care for which we strive.
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.
Kris Murray shares how the Child Care Success Company works with leaders all over the globe to help them create their road map for a lifetime of business success. She reflects on the last decade of growing the company and celebrates the success and the impact she’s made on the industry. She talks in detail about her proven process, “The Kris Murray Method,” and how you can model it in your own brand. Kris shares the assets you need to develop for best results in your own business growth, and the importance of using automation when you can. She even highlights some success stories of a few her Child Care Success Academy™ members thriving after employing the Kris Murray Method themselves.
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Bobby Franzo, Co-Founder and team lead of PB&J TV, joins the show this week. Bobby and the PB&J team are leading the charge of this industry, using state of the art technology and cutting edge services. Bobby talks about why he and his brother founded PB&J, what he learned while growing the business for over 10 years, and how having cameras in the school can set you apart from your competition. He also talks about how cameras empower both the schools and teachers while giving parents peace of mind, the technology trends he sees growing even more in the future, and the key dos and don’ts when looking to use cameras.
In the Child Care Success Academy, we are constantly proud of the perseverance of our clients. We are impressed at the level of commitment they demonstrate in order to positively transform their businesses and lives. I’ll be honest, when owners come to us feeling hopeless and lost in their own businesses, it takes a lot of hard work, sweat, and more often than not, even tears to turn things around. But they push through all of this because they know from our client testimonials that it is possible to stop feeling hopeless in your child care business.