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Revenue Generation & Customer Retention

Date: Thursday, March 7th at 12:30-2pm 

Trainer: Nannette Ray, MBA

Description: Participants will explore innovative approaches to attract new families, maximize revenue streams, and cultivate long-term relationships with existing clients. Through interactive discussions and practical exercises, attendees will learn how to leverage technology, implement personalized communication strategies, and create enriching experiences to foster loyalty and retention. By the end of the training, participants will have the tools and insights needed to drive sustainable growth and elevate the quality of care provided while nurturing strong connections with families.

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Measuring ROI for Childcare Professionals

Date: Thursday, March 21st at 12:30-2pm

Trainer:Jessica Cole

Description:In this comprehensive workshop, we’ll equip you with the essential tools and strategies to accurately measure the Return on Investment (ROI) for your marketing initiatives. From traditional methods to digital campaigns, we’ll delve into the key metrics and analytical techniques necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. By attending this session, you’ll gain valuable insights into understanding the significance of ROI in childcare marketing and identifying and tracking relevant metrics for your business. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your marketing game and drive tangible results for your childcare business. Join us and embark on a journey towards measurable marketing success!

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Business Utilization and Implementation Learning Dashboard (B.U.I.L.D.)

WHAT IS B.U.I.L.D.?

The Business Utilization and Implementation Learning Dashboard (B.U.I.L.D.) is an online document knowledge hub! The dashboard contains a variety of supportive documents specific to business operations and management. These documents can be downloaded and edited to fit the needs of each child care program.

WHO CAN USE THE SITE?

B.U.I.L.D. can be accessed and utilized by child care owners, directors, teachers, etc.

WHY USE B.U.I.L.D.?

We want child care professionals to have a “go to” place for documents that will bolster strong business practices.

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On Demand Think Tank Trainings

Staff Recruitment & Retention

Sheika Petteway

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Learn ways to connect and partner with staff for long term success. Join us for an insightful training session tailored for child care owners, directors, and administrators. Discover proven strategies to attract and retain top talent in the dynamic field of child care. Learn innovative approaches to staff recruitment, fostering a positive workplace culture, and implementing retention initiatives. This session equips you with the tools to build a dedicated and motivated team, ensuring the long-term success and excellence of your child care facility. Don’t miss out on this valuable opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and create an environment where both your team and children thrive.

Licensing Compliance

Sheika Petteway

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Learn fun and interactive ways to oversee and enforce licensing regulations. Join us for a concise yet comprehensive session tailored for child care business owners and directors. Delve into the critical aspects of licensing compliance, ensuring a solid foundation for your child care establishment. From regulations to best practices, equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate licensing requirements seamlessly.

Budget & Financial Planning

Nannette Ray, MBA

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Join us for an insightful training session tailored for child care owners, directors, and administrators, focusing on Budgeting & Financial Planning. This comprehensive workshop will equip participants with essential skills and knowledge to successfully navigate the financial landscape of child care operations. Learn effective budgeting strategies, financial planning techniques, and best practices to ensure the fiscal health of your child care program. Walk away with the expertise needed to make informed financial decisions, optimize resource allocation, and drive sustainable growth in your child care program.

Empowering Early Childhood Educators through Professional Development 

Stacey Smith-Clark

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Do you want to explore professional development for your center staff from a human resources perspective? This training session will leave you with actionable insights to assist your staff in attaining personal and professional learning goals, create collaborative environments, elevate upon best practices, and enhance overall program quality through supportive professional development for your staff.

Conducting Meaningful Performance Evaluations 

Stacey Smith-Clark

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Regardless of where you work, or who you are, many people dread performance evaluations. The reality is, performance evaluations are one of the most powerful communication tools that Early Childhood Education leaders can use to connect with their team. This workshop will provide strategies and help lay the groundwork to make evaluation meetings an authentic and collaborative experience through reframing and reflection.

Q&A Session – Maintaining Financial Records

Nannette Ray, MBA

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Do you have questions about how to properly maintain your child care program’s financial records? Join this session to hear from a child care financial expert and get your questions answered!

Branding and Image Building

Jessica Cole

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Effective branding and image building are essential for child care programs looking to establish a strong presence in their community and attract parents and families. In this training, child care professionals will learn how to create a strong brand identity that reflects the values and quality of your child care program.

Embracing Outdoor Learning: A Director’s Guide to Supporting Staff

National Wildlife Federation

 

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It takes a village. Creating dynamic and engaging outdoor spaces is a community effort. In this 1.5-hour training, participants will learn how to create an environment that values staff ideas and voices to involve them in the design, build, and activation of outdoor spaces. Participants will learn how child care programs can imbed policies and procedures to support the development of their outdoor spaces. Participants will also learn how to plan for outdoor time with children, how staff can support site maintenance, and how directors and owners can empower staff to become experts in outdoor play.

Q&A Session – Branding and Image Building

Jessica Cole

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Join us for an opportunity for follow-up questions and discussion all about branding your child care program and utilizing this to attract parents and families!

Leader’s Role in Managing Challenging Behaviors

Prerna Richards

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We will look at 5 factors that can help reduce the behaviors and reduce the levels of stress in various situations. After this session, owners and directors will have tools to look at their programs with fresh eyes to see where and how to make changes to support their teachers, and most importantly, the young children they are educating.

Professionalism and Ethics with the NAEYC Code of Conduct

Amy Musick

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This session will define early childhood education as a profession and reiterate the importance of the ethical treatment of all stakeholders. The materials included in this session include parent communication tools and guidance, a featured children’s book with 5 days of lesson plans, and a group discussion of case studies in the NAEYC Code of Ethics.

Q&A Session – Active Listening and Conflict Resolution Techniques

Stacey Smith-Clark

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Do you have questions about how to resolve conflict more efficiently in your program? Want to find out how you can be the best active listener for your families and staff? Join this session to help you navigate the complexities of active listening and conflict resolution in child care settings!

Q&A Session – Financial Goals

Nannette Ray, MBA

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Do you have questions about how to set and achieve financial goals for your child care program? Join this session to hear from a child care financial expert and get your questions answered!

Defining Your Child Care Program’s Unique Value Proposition

Jessica Cole

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In today’s competitive child care industry, it’s crucial for child care programs to stand out and clearly communicate what makes them unique and valuable to parents and families. This training will guide child care providers in the process of defining their program’s Unique Value Proposition (UVP) to effectively differentiate themselves from the competition.

Q&A Session – Defining Your Child Care Program’s Unique Value Proposition

Jessica Cole

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Join us for an opportunity for follow-up questions and discussion on differentiating your child care program from the competition!

Team Building Tactics

Stacey Smith-Clark

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Teamwork is at the heart of successful childcare programs. Effective collaboration among staff members not only enhances the quality of care, but also creates a positive environment for children to thrive. This training session is designed to equip childcare professionals with the skills and strategies necessary to foster strong, cohesive teams within their childcare settings.

Planning for Short- and Long-Term Financial Goals

Nannette Ray, MBA

 

 

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In the dynamic landscape of child care programs, effective financial planning is the cornerstone of success. This training is designed to empower child care program administrators and owners with the knowledge and skills necessary to create robust financial strategies that align with their program’s objectives and ensure sustainable growth. Armed with these strategies, participants will be better equipped to navigate financial challenges, seize growth opportunities, and create child care environments that prioritize quality care and financial viability.

Classroom Management and Culture Strategies 

Shatina Latham

 

 

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Systems and procedures for the classroom to create a positive and safe classroom environment.

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Boosting Enrollment 101

Sheika Petteway

 

 

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Join us to further enhance your knowledge ! We are thrilled to present a think tank session on the topic of “Boosting Enrollment 101 ” with trainer Sheika Petteway

Q&A Session – Responding to Negative Reviews

Jessica Cole

 

 

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Do you have follow up questions about how to manage negative reviews for child care businesses? Join us for a Q&A session to hear from Jessica Cole and get your questions answered!

Financial Health Strategies

Nannette Ray, MBA

 

 

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of child care services, ensuring financial stability and growth is essential for child care providers to deliver high-quality care while maintaining a thriving business. This training will cover a comprehensive range of topics, empowering child care providers to make informed financial decisions and optimize their business operations. Participants will learn how to create and implement effective financial strategies that not only sustain their child care ventures, but also foster long-term success.

Q&A Session – Developing and Communicating Financial Policies to Families

Nannette Ray, MBA

 

 

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Do you have questions about how to develop and communicate your child care program’s financial policies to families? Join this session to hear from a child care financial expert and get your questions answered!

How To Get It All Done? Creating Systems That Work

Sheika Petteway

 

 

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Join us to further enhance your knowledge ! We are thrilled to present a think tank session on the topic of “How To Get It All Done? Creating Systems That Work” with trainer Sheika Petteway

Q&A Session –  Setting Expectations for Staff & Families in Early Childhood Education

Sheika Petteway

 

 

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Join us to further enhance your knowledge and get your questions answered! We are thrilled to present a virtual Q&A session on the topic of “Setting Expectations” in the Early Childhood Education industry with trainer Sheika Petteway

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout Prevention

Stacey Smith-Clark

 

 

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Those working in Early Childhood Education have chosen an emotionally, mentally and physically taxing job that puts us and those we work with at risk for compassion fatigue, burnout and even early resignation. Self-care for educators is essential and should be normalized as a routine practice —but what does this really look like with our busy schedules?

Tips on Increasing Your Rates

Nanette Ray, MBA

 

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Increasing rates in childcare centers is a necessary step to ensure sustainability and maintain quality care. Many childcare providers struggle with determining the right approach and implementing rate increases effectively. Participants of this training will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the challenges associated with rate increases and maintain positive relationships while achieving financial viability.

Top Common Mistakes in Managing Childcare Budgets

Nanette Ray, MBA

 

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Managing budgets in childcare settings is crucial for ensuring financial stability and delivering high-quality care and education. However, many childcare providers make common mistakes that can negatively impact their financial health and overall operations. This training focuses on identifying and addressing these top common mistakes in managing budgets in childcare.

Using Children’s Literature to Build Resilience in Emergency Preparedness

Amy Musick, M.Ed

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Children’s literature is a powerful tool for building resilience. There are many ways that we can prepare children for potential emergencies – why not make it fun?!

Holding On To Your WHY!

Wykesha Dixon

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Have you ever wondered WHY? Do you really know WHY? In our time together, we will connect the importance of holding on to our individual WHY—the importance of establishing, confirming, and living out our personal mission statement.

End-of-Year Financial Health Check

Nannette Ray, MBA

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In this training, you will be able to check the financial health of your business! Nannette will help you to develop a 2023 budget, ensure you have an emergency fund, review typical tax write-offs for businesses, take advantage of the Employee Retention Tax Credit, and gather your documents for tax preparation.

Legal Nuts and Bolts of Workforce Planning

LaMonica Love

 

 

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This workshop will cover budgetary and compensation restrictions that allow for strategic but limited negotiations, regional and local pay structures to ensure equitable pay rates for employees, and how to protect your company from common unemployment and termination pitfalls.

Facebook 101: What to Post & How

Crystal Lindsey, MBA

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In this training you’ll learn about Profiles vs Page (how to get to page, publishing tool), Mobile vs. Desktop, joining Facebook groups, The Textable Standard (Spam or valuable?) and what you should be posting.

Leadership Is Action, Not Position

Wykesha Dixon

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Success is best when shared! Have you ever questioned your effectiveness as a leader? Well, effective leadership starts with one’s self. In this training, you will learn how to be more effective as a manager and leader in building a successful team. Are you ready to rise to the challenge?

There’s Conflict; Let’s Find a Resolution

Wykesha Dixon

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Don’t find the fault; find the remedy. In this training, you will learn best practices for resolving a conflict between you as a manager and those you lead and resolving a conflict between staff members.

 

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Reset~Restore~Renew

Beth Cannon

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Don’t find the fault; find the remedy. In this training, you will learn best practices for resolving a conflict between you as a manager and those you lead and resolving a conflict between staff members.

 

 

 

 

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Are You Ready to Goal Set?

Tym the Trainer

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Have you set 2022 goals for your business yet? Well let’s get started. This training will focus on setting, maintaining and crushing your 2022 goals. Join us for this exciting and interactive training.

 

 

 

 

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Preparing to File Your 2021 Business Taxes

Nannette Ray, MBA

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It is that time of year again…time to submit our taxes to the IRS. Join us for this interactive training as we discuss all things child care tax related. Come with your questions and leave with some great tax tips.

 

 

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How to Find the Right Person for the Right Job

CJ Petitt

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For the last two years, we have all been struggling to find the right person to hire. Join us for this interactive training that will provide tips and tools on how to hire the right person to work in your center.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Child Safeguarding

Greta Wetzel

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The purpose of this training is to ensure that everyone who works with children ensures that these spaces are safe for children by promoting awareness and mitigating the risk of or actual harm that may come to children by employees, representatives programming or operations

 

 

Creating a Culture for Staff Retention

Chanie Wilschanski

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Now that you have the right staff, let’s talk about how you keep them. Please join us for this stimulating training on how to create a work culture that leads to staff retention.

 

 

 

 

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Helping Caregivers Cope

Greta Wetzel

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Learn about and discuss methods for caring for yourself as a caregiver so you can effectively support the recovery of the children and families you serve. Identify types of stress, stress coping techniques and discuss local support systems and resources.

 

 

Marketing for Summer Camp

Jessica Cole

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Make sure your program is fully enrolled this summer! This training will focus on marketing your center to your community to increase your enrollment.

 

 

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Child Care Funding Guide for FEMA Assistance

Militza Mezquita

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This guide provides a simple road map to assist child care business owners in applying for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or the Small Business Administration (SBA) after a disaster is declared. Learn and discuss tips and tools to support your business post disaster.

 

Tax Planning for Childcare Owners

Nannette Ray, MBA

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You all have questions, she has the answers! Join us for this interactive training as we discuss all things child care tax related. Come with your questions and leave with some great tax tips.

 

 

 

 

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Childcare Labor Crisis: Let’s Talk About It

Tony D’Agostino

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In this training, Tony will walk you through the changing landscape and impact of staff retention. He will also highlight the main reasons that early childhood educators choose to stay at a center, and importantly, why they choose to leave. Walk away with actionable strategies on how you can improve your staff hiring process, find better quality educators and improve the lifecycle of your staff.

7 Things to STOP Doing In Your Small Business

Rhonda Abrams

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Most workshops focus on the things small businesses should do to succeed, but it’s also important to know what you should NOT do. Many small business owners waste their time, their money, and their energy on activities and strategies that will not pay off. Especially in response to Covid-19, small business owners and entrepreneurs need to eliminate the things that will keep them from their goals.