Apr 9, 2021 10:49:04 AM

10 More Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations with Parents at Your Childcare Center

Family communications | Family engagement | Family retention
Having difficult conversations with parents at your childcare center is never fun, but it’s a necessary part of the job. So what’s the best way to navigate these sensitive situations while keeping relationships with families intact?  In our How to Approach ...
Mar 30, 2021 9:45:59 AM

How to Respond to Negative Reviews about Your Childcare Center or Preschool (With Template)

Childcare | Preschool | Business | ECE
Online reviews can be extremely beneficial for your childcare center or preschool. Studies show that 93% of customers use online reviews to determine the quality of a local business, and parents are no different. Many families conduct the majority of their ...
Mar 24, 2021 11:31:36 AM

How to Support Your Early Education Teachers in Their Career Development

ECE career growth | Staff development | Staff retention
If you run a childcare or preschool business, you know better than anyone how important your teaching staff is for the success of your program. However, many directors have a hard time finding teachers who have many years of experience and credentials. So, ...
Mar 19, 2021 10:42:50 AM

How to Handle Difficult Conversations with Parents at Your Childcare Center or Preschool

Family communications | Family engagement | Family retention
Working in early education is incredibly rewarding, but it doesn’t come without challenges too. Sometimes, sensitive issues arise that require difficult conversations with parents and families. These conversations can feel uncomfortable to navigate, ...
Mar 15, 2021 2:06:57 PM

How to Talk About Early Learning with Parents—and Why You Should

Family communications | Family engagement
While public recognition of the value of early childhood education has been gradually shifting in the U.S., there’s still a general lack of understanding about how important early educators are. If you’ve ever had someone say, “Oh, so you play with kids all ...
Mar 12, 2021 12:47:31 PM

What to Do After Receiving a PPP Loan: A Guide for Childcare Centers and Preschools (Loan Tracker Included)

Public policy | Small business funding | Financial health
In past months, many childcare centers and preschools have applied for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan for extra financial help during COVID-19. If your application has been approved or you’ve already received your loan, congratulations! It’s time ...
Mar 9, 2021 10:20:08 AM

How to Conduct Great Interviews for Childcare and Preschool Teachers

Staff hiring | Staff development
This article is an excerpt from The Childcare Director’s Complete Toolkit for Hiring Great Staff. Download your free kit today! Interviews are two-way conversations. In the same way that childcare and preschool directors use interviews to assess an applicant, ...
Mar 5, 2021 1:07:58 PM

What the Biden Administration's American Rescue Plan Means for Childcare Providers

COVID-19 | ECE current events | Public policy | Financial health
Note: This post was last updated on March 12th, 2021. At brightwheel, we believe that early education is critical for shaping a healthy, thriving society. In addition to its immense impact on child development, early education is also a must for working ...
Mar 2, 2021 4:00:00 PM

How to Find Great Teachers for Your Childcare Center and Preschool

Staff hiring
This article is an excerpt from The Childcare Director’s Complete Toolkit for Hiring Great Staff. Download your free kit today!  Finding and hiring great teachers for your childcare center and preschool isn’t easy right now. A December 2020 study from NAEYC ...
Feb 23, 2021 6:46:44 PM

Curriculum Planning 101: How to Build Lesson Plans for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Preschool lessons | Curriculum
A developmentally appropriate curriculum is a cornerstone of any great early learning program. Your curriculum serves to put your philosophy into practice and to showcase the intention and skill your teachers bring to their work. Although there are many ...
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