Are you feeling unmotivated? Has years gone by and you’re still stuck doing the same thing day in and day out in your childcare business? Are you feeling loss as to how to move forward with accomplishing more in your Childcare Business? No problem here’s a proven strategy that shifted me, my life and my business! When I first started out in childcare I had no clue of what I was doing! I totally relied on my (mother wit ) to get me started. As I have mentioned time and time again before, I had never worked in daycare or had any children of my own to know before hand what the experience would be like to work with children or lead others with a vision. I could only trust the words of faith I heard when I began praying. My very first year had loads of ups and downs. From ...

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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 ...

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Creating memories for your staff, students and parents is a must-do in the early childhood industry, especially if you want to make a lasting impression on the life of a child. Yearly I host a themed preschool graduation for about 16 or more students and my job is to make it as impressive as possible. Planning for such a big event is my way of blessing the children to move forward in their years to becoming achievers. One of the biggest challenges that I conquer each year is planning for a creative preschool cake! My preschool cakes are the signature piece of my theme and decor!  Of course my cakes are home made by my baker, Renae Peeples, she’s been apart of my preschool graduation team for the last 4 years. Each year we work together to create a cake that speaks volumes about our theme and plus they are ...

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Now that the tough, cold, winter and fall days are far behind us, or they are in the process of getting far behind us, I definitely want to encourage and admonish you to bring spring into your life and business. Whenever springtime comes, it brings about new opportunities, new growth, new reasons to be excited and happy about the future. And I want to show you how to set the tone for happiness and new beginnings in your childcare program. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to help childcare business owners improve their image, both for their business and for themselves. As I always say, image is very important. It’s important because your image basically speaks to the mind of others, and it encourages them on the thoughts to think towards you. And we want for your childcare lobby and sign in area to speak for you. It’s time ...

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How to ignite your staff to go to the next level in your childcare business. Just recently, I had the opportunity to host a childcare training course for back-to-school. It was really great to be able to see the smiles on my staff’s faces and to be able to spark them with the new vision for this year. I believe that every childcare program must work , teach and train their staff using a vision to accomplish their desired hopes and dreams. My vision for my childcare program this year was for my team to become the best of the bunch. I knew that by me pulling this theme, it would give my marketing team, administrative, and my teaching team something to strive for  and to help our childcare program have really big wins this year! Start With A Planning Theme Every year we pull a theme so we can thrive. This ...

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Introducing my all-new office upgrade using Kate Spaded designs as inspiration. It’s so important that when you begin your process to upgrading your life and your business that you look to your interests for inspiration. My interest at this point in my life for inspiration was Betsy Johnson and Kate Spade. I would walk into the stores, and I just loved their designs. I love their handbags, their office goods, their jewelry – all things Betsy Johnson and Kate Spade. It truly inspired me to want to bring that part of inspiration into my surroundings. I decided to bring the Kate Spade upgrade into my office. To begin my journey, I remember going out of town on my anniversary vacation and walking into a TJ Maxx. When I walked in, I saw this lovely Kate Spade bag. It was regularly $300, but in TJ Maxx, it was less than half ...

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What an awesome time we’ve had hosting live events in my preschool program for the 2016 school year. It’s been an amazing time to see our children move on to public school, private school, or become an after-school student. I enjoy hosting live events because it gives me an opportunity to see the work that I’ve put into the children, the staff, and the parents come into full fruition. Just a few weeks ago, we hosted our preschool graduation program, and it was an amazing event. One of the reasons why the preschool graduation program was amazing is because I utilized it as a way to have all of our children participate in the children graduating, and all of our children participate to show our family and friends exactly what the kids have gained and exactly what the kids have learned while attending our program.     See, I believe ...

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Every one that knows me,  knows that I am a LifeLong fan of crayola! I believe that crayola carries the best writing utensils in the world for the field of early childhood care and education. I use nothing but crayola for markers, crayons, and paint within my childcare facilities.  The story  of why I use Crayola is simple but yet amazing! Would you like to hear it? Ok, here is goes: One day I was observing my children writing with non-crayola crayons and the crayons would write and then disappear, and my students had to press down very hard to get the color to appear on the paper and when it did, the pigment from the crayon wasn’t true to color. Then I noticed that when using crayola that my children were happier about writing, their hand eye coordination wasn’t interfered with aggressively pressing down with force which in turn, they ...

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