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How to Build Your Child Care Business with 20-Minute “Power” Meetings

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When I opened my first child care center back in 2003, I was so afraid to hold staff meetings. In fact, I believe that my fear and insecurities had an impact on my leadership in the center and it had a major impact on how I communicated my Vision.

Fourteen Years later, I have mastered how to conduct productive, short and fun meetings. Furthermore, I enjoy having meetings now and have decided to keep it short and sweet!!

If you want to be sure that your team knows what you really want and if you desire to build a Successful Child Care Business with a team that is excited about your vision; I challenge you to consider holding a weekly 20-minute power meeting!

Are you ready to discover how to Conduct Successful 20-minute weekly “power” meetings?

  1. Have a purpose for your meetings. In fact, think about what you want to see improve in your business or what you want to achieve and plan your meeting according to the purpose that you want to attain.
  2. Plan meetings at a time when key players on your team are available  for the meetings, such as: Lead Teachers or Supervisors.
  3. Consider your child to staff ratio when planning meetings while the children are on-site.
  4. Once you decide the topic of your meetings, type the agenda and issue to staff.
  5. Hold your meetings on a Monday to kick-off the week with a purpose.
  6. Require staff to stand (instead of sitting) during the meeting. This keeps the staff from getting comfortable.
  7. Tell the staff to hold questions til the end of the meeting to maximize your time.

Here is a sample agenda for a 20-minute-“power meeting:”

  • Start off the meeting with Positive news
  • Share your goal for the week
  • Talk about what the staff must do to meet your weekly goals
  • Get feedback from staff and follow-up to see that the staff is working on your required goals.
  • End the meeting by getting the staff feedback and sharing the agenda of upcoming meetings.

The ultimate purpose of 20-minute ” Power” meetings is to be sure that everyone is on one accord and to be sure that the staff is aware of what you expect in your Child Care Business.

Furthermore, I believe if you meet with key team members every week, this will build unity on your team;it will also improve the communication between you and your staff!

With Your Child Care Business Success in Mind,

Shiketa Morgan

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Does The Ideal Employee For Your Child Care Business Exist?

 Does The ideal Employee Exist?

I believe that most Child Care Business Owners with employees wonder if the ideal employee exists. To be realistic, the answer is this: You must create your ideal employee!

It took me 11 years to realize that if I want the ideal employee, I must create the ideal job offer that offers growth. The perfect candidate has very little room to grow and employees love a company that offers growth.

My center is Accredited and there are very strict qualification guidelines for new employees and I find that many potential applicants may not meet those guidelines.

In fact, because of my challenges of finding the ideal employee for my center, I decided to change the way that I seek out potential applicants. Furthermore, I decided that I must create my very own Ideal employee.

Take a moment and write down what you believe would be the ideal employee for your Child Care center, then evaluate if you have the ideal employees for your Business. Feel free to share below:

Shiketa

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