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. ...

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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 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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  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 ...

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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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Fresh horizons are needed for fresh ideas and increase. Great insights rarely grow when you’re stuck in the routine of the basic childcare operations. You must get out and see something new, learn something new to stay inspired for the abundance living that is attached to your childcare success lifestyle. To keep your childcare business thriving one must get out and take business trips that add spice, glamor, excitement, encouragement and information to motivate you to succeed! The key to having a successful trip is to plan for it in advance. The perfect business trip will suddenly appear even more perfect when you’ve put all the pieces together  well in advance.  To help you travel as a childcare business owner, here are a few tips for planning your divine get-a-way. Decide To Take 3 Business Trips Per Year- Travel that includes growing your childcare business is a must have. You’ve ...

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I’ve been working in the childcare industry for well over 10 years now and it’s always been a hustle and bustle up unto this point. Just recently I’ve been able to get away for a week and enjoy life with no worries. I felt like I needed that time to get away and celebrate my own success. As a mentor/coach,  business owner, mother and wife I’m always lifting others and sacrificing my time to help others succeed but I know that by taking time away it is vital to renewing your body, mind and spirit plus your business ideas.       I took time to rest by the water and feel the breeze hit my face  and the cool water rush over my toes! Being outside in such a gorgeous environment which provides me with a serene peace that made me feel close to God. While resting there, I ...

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The best way for people to find out about you and your childcare business is to for you to extend an invite for them to visit you for lunch with a purpose! Of course those who attend would need to know you and have a relationship with you or the luncheon would need to benefit them somehow. For me and my childcare business, my husband and I hosted a luncheon to introduce our mentoring and creative arts program to several non profit organizations in the community. We wanted to garner up their participation for our new ideas for the 2015 year.     I believe that the best way to improve community awareness is to take your business to the community. It’s so important that you realize the importance of getting out of your business at least one time per week for about 3-5 hours that day to network and ...

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What I great time I had planning such a fun event for my community partners and the children in the inner city of my town. Planning to add the WOW factor within my childcare marketing strategy was the highlight of  my day. My mind was buzzing with thoughts of giving children loads of fun and adventure as we came together to play with our community in such an inviting way. We gave back to the children and we put all of our hearts into making our booth stand out from others and for us to have fun. I told my team that I wanted to be different and offer something different for the attraction to our table. Normally we carry loads of information with us about our program and offer a few pieces of candy. But this time I didn’t want the fun to stop! I wanted children to surround ...

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