Feeling like quitting and giving up on your childcare business? Well if there’s any part of you that is in between quitting and staying in the game, try this first. Refreshing your office space can provide a lot of benefits to you and your employees. In this blog post, we are going to offer a few reasons why an office refresh is a great idea. Did you know that something so subtle as your workspace can either drain your energy or boost your momentum? So now ask yourself, when was the last time you’ve freshened up your work space, your childcare area or even your desk drawers? Truth be told those small unkept areas in your childcare business and ultimately in your life is a major cause for burnout and demotivation. If you can look at your space and it look the same it did at the beginning of the ...Read More about 3 Reasons To Refresh Your Office/Home Office Space To Keep You Excited About Childcare Success!
Hey, you guys. For today’s Work It Wednesday, I want to talk to you all about how I handled my time of storm in my life. Just recently, we encountered Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma was much more powerful than several of our residents ever imagined. I knew where I lived that I did not have time to think it out, I didn’t have time to wait it out, and I did not want to live it out. I immediately decided that it would be best to close the facility and to evacuate the city. Here’s one of the craziest things about owning my childcare business that I never thought I would say: I was totally unprepared for what happened. As I went through my parent handbook, and all of my thousands of SOPs, I realized that I never, ever thought about what to do in the event of a hurricane. ...Read More about How To Prepare Your Business For A Hurricane Emergency Closure
What a great 2017 preschool graduation program! Words can not express how thankful I am for the vision and wherewithal to make it happen. Hosting this preschool graduation means a lot to me because of the the staffing concerns that I endured to accomplish it. Right before this preschool graduation I found myself without 4 of the leaders of my company and being a host of my Jumpstart My Childcare Tour Stop. It all felt so surreal. To host a conference in Miami then the next day to pull off the largest preschool graduation of my history was such a big undertaking but I am ever so grateful unto The Lord for strength, vision and the staff that did remain. Hosting anything requires proper preparation and with new teachers and me being busy with several events back to back I have come to a conclusion that there isn’t anything that you ...Read More about Hosting My Best Of The Bunch Preschool 2017 Graduation
Would you like to overcome stressful staffing days in childcare? Have you felt as if nothing ever goes right in your business, that there are always these unforeseen challenges? Do you feel as you’ve done all you can do but you still know that somebody is going to affect your plan and cause it not to work out? Do you ever feel like “Everything that I try is worthless because it doesn’t work”? Well, let me speak to your heart and mind today! If you’ve ever thought or felt that way in your childcare business, you’re normal and there is a few action steps you can do to help you mentally get through those times. In today’s blog post you will discover how to overcome stressful days in childcare by Setting Your Intentions! Setting intentions to succeed comes from you developing yourself and mental toughness. Read today’s post and let ...Read More about 3 Easy Steps To Overcoming Stressful Days In Childcare
Just recently, I did a video to talk about my 1-year-old classroom and materials that I found on Amazon, and also my shopping spree of Wal-Mart for my 1-year-old classroom and the products I purchased was amazing.Read More about Daycare Shopping Spree Target Versus Walmart For Dramatic Play Area
Hey you guys, this is your coach Andrea Dickerson with IOwnADaycare.com . And for today’s video, I want to give you a few of my toddler/one year old secrets of what I do to purchase items on a budget in our classrooms. So if you’re interested in finding out how to purchase items that toddlers will love, keep them busy and developmentally appropriate.Read More about Toddler Classroom Shopping On A Budget
If you’re looking for a way to have order in your childcare business and get some inside secrets on office and file management for your childcare business with SMEAD folders, then I want for you keep reading and dive into today’s My Dream Childcare Life Video!Read More about File and Office Management Upgrade Using Amazon Smead Folders
What a wild time we had at the Andrea Ignites Childcare Orland tour stop, Fill My Summer Enrollment Program. This year, for the Ignite tour stop, I decided to work based on a theme. I decided to give childcare business owners exactly what they will need in order to go back in their business and implement strategies right away. Every tour stop offers a different strategy for the different season and different time of business in the childcare industry. I wanted the Ignite Tour Stop to be very specific, and to be very helpful for childcare business owners. It’s more than your normal motivational prosperity teaching. It’s practical, proven information for that season that childcare business owners are in in their business. For example, when we first started our January Ignite Tour Stop, it was all about understanding how to set you goals for enrollment growth and using that ...Read More about Andrea Ignites Childcare Orlando Tour Stop Reveal!
I believe that Mondays are the beginning of greatness in your childcare business, but knowing exactly how to manage yourself, your time, and your childcare program on Monday is what really matters. There’s a key secret to having a productive week, and it all starts from how you plan your week on your Monday. Mondays are key to you manifesting the success that you want in your childcare business. Many times as childcare business owners, we take our Mondays too lightly, and we treat our Mondays as if they’re any normal day but Mondays are truly not. Mondays are your opportunities to create what you want to see happen in your life and business. I call it, Money Manifestation Monday because I can think about ways to take my business to the next level on Monday. I want to give you a few key points that, I believe, you should ...Read More about How To Have Successful Monday’s In Your Childcare Business