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 ...

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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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When you host an Open House event and at least one parent enroll, you’ve scored! Open house events can bring in several children at one time or none, so should you stop doing them or continue on? In this post I’ll share with you my 3 easy steps that I used to bring in the crowds by using what I term “BUNDLED EVENTS”.   In the childcare industry your childcare days can begin to get filled with hosting and marketing program after program after program, plus your days can begin to seem as if they are running together. It could possibly seem like you’re doing something every 30 days are so in your childcare business and honestly to build a successful childcare business you should have a yearly marketing calendar to help you forecast and plan for it all.  To host the best childcare events, you must have energy and ...

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It’s Not The Cost Of Your Items But Rather It’s The Creativity That You Use When Selecting Your Items I recently went on a shopping spree for my childcare business and I did it on a budget! Yes!! It is the most affordable shopping spree I plan for each month if not bi-weekly. I always plan a trip to the Dollar Tree  Store!!!   When I go to the store, I go with my ideas in mind for math, language, fine motor, dramatic play, outdoor learning and classroom material enhancements. I always find myself on the Teacher’s Corner Isle. On this isle, I normally find some of the best learning tools for my classrooms. I look for materials that will completel my themes. Children are more apt to engage in your learning center when you offer them new items periodically added within the classroom and center areas. I loving going ...

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I wanted to share some of my most favorite center time areas and  toys from my childcare program, Akeba Academy Daycare and Party Center. My childcare pogram is located in Brunswick, Georgia and in my area within Brunswick Georgia there are over 300 providers/childcares/ family homes or group centers. After doing my research I realized that if I was going to be competitive and authentic that I needed to make my childcare program stand out and be different. In order for me to do that I decided to focus in on my learning spaces because my childcare program stands for learning, education, quality and development. Furthermore, creating learning spaces within the childcare program that stood out and was inviting for the children was sure to make me a known hit to children and to parents.   To introduce the first a-list toy, I added the YES Wall. These wall toys were added to invite ...

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Wow! How exciting it is to be in the New Year with new opportunities available to me.  One of my secrets to accomplishing so much in my life and in my business is by creating a vision board and posting it up before me.  Vision board writing and planning takes time but it’s fun! It literally takes me about 8-10 hours to go through the process of creating my vision boards.   But it’s so worth it! It’s a time where I can think to my self in peace and quietness with pictures and words that are speaking to my inner heart’s desire to achieve so much more in my life and business. Daily I mediate on my future and listen to the scenes play out in my mind knowing that it’s already done. I literally hear clients, see clients, and feel the results of having coaching clients. It’s a ...

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I love operating my childcare programs off systems that help propel me into greater success in my childcare business and in my life overall. During this time of the year I have two main focus, teacher preparations and flipping the center. I usually begin my process in November so that I am ahead of the industry by the end of the year. Teacher preparations are very important to me and to the success of my childcare business. I have a genuine interest in my staff being successful both at home and in my program. Because I love seeing my staff grow and succeed, I stress the emphasis on helping them succeed with ease. To help them succeed I provide staff performance evaluations, 10 week teacher trainings, lesson plan instructional coaching, staff quarterly planners and bi-weekly staff trainings. I never want to say that I can’t have the childcare business of my ...

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One of the reason’s why I love working in the childcare industry is the innocence of child’s play. When I say that I love it! I really mean it. I enjoy watching the children run and play without having any cares or worries in the world. I noticed that when children are outside they are only focused on having fun, playing with their friends and running to the next swing. That’s why I value my playground setting at Akeba Academy. I strive to provide children with free space/grass space  to run and lots of adequate equipment to play on. Each year I look for ways to  step up my playground by adding new equipment.   When I first started out with planning my childcare playground I wanted the very best. I wanted equipment that was in the range of $16,000 to $20,000 however, unforeseen fire sprinklers prevented me from buying ...

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Scarves, Mittens and Hats are a great way to express one’s personality during the Fall/Winter months. There is a special gift that we all have within us when it comes to managing a childcare business and being able to wear multiple hats at the same time is one of them. As the owner and CEO of my childcare programs I must be capable of doing every job in my business even if I am not the one doing it. Does that makes sense to you? Wearing many hats in my childcare business comes along with my title as the CEO. Just like the physical hats that I wear during the different seasons of the year so are my hats that I wear during different times of the year in my childcare. As the year starts coming to an end, I immediately put on my financial hat . With this hat, I spend ...

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If You Manage The Childcare Business That You Love, You Will Love The Childcare Business That You Manage My experience as the Build It Big Conference Host and Creator was full of excitement. For me, hosting the 2 Day conference was a major accomplishment. When I started coaching childcare owners, I wasn’t sure what that really required.  I knew I wanted to help childcare owners take their childcare to the next level but determining how I could make that happen took me about two years to accomplish. I can recall like yesterday when inspiration to take action hit me, July of 2014. I set down with a few business friends of mine and I asked them, what can I do to take my childcare to the next level, and the answer was to go on tour.  While out on tour I sold tickets to attend my 2 day Live Build ...

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