The Childcare Business Coach

The Childcare Business Coach

Do you sometimes feel like your preschool runs you? Are you a daycare / preschool owner or director? Join Evelyn Knight as she takes you through the world of childcare management and financial stability. Discover how you can achieve high quality standards on a budget, coach and retain employees, and enroll enough children to fill your center. We will dive into issues that childcare professionals face on a daily basis.We will also tackle hot topics like assessments, infant and toddler care, NAEYC accreditation, QRIS standards, working with ITERS and ECERS and many more issues early child education professionals face A variety of ECE specialists will be joining the discussion. For more information, check us out at: www.childcarebusinessprofessionals.com Music Credit to Purple Planet Music

Episodes

June 14, 2021 33 min

Advocating for ECE is a very important responsibility for the ECE professionals. Dr. Mary Ann Shallcross is a child care center owner who took this to a whole new level by getting elected into the Rhode Island state Legislature.

Join Mary Ann and I in this episode where we discuss needs for ECE and why it is so important for each of us to advocate. Here are links to find more information on how to contact your state representatives...

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Like me, Chanie helps child care center owner and directors take their centers to the next level by helping them learn best business practices. Chanie also believes that we must put the children at the center of all that we do! In this episode we discuss conflict resolution! Chanie gives us something out of the box to think about! 

Here is more about Chanie and an amazing offer she has for the ECE world: 

Join Chanie Wilschanski, fou...

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Performing a Cost Analysis and understanding Key Performance Indicators is an important part of business health. Jeremy Lott has helped me understand my KPI's and created a cost analysis for my child care center. Join us as we discuss this process and how it helped me to become more financially successful.

You can learn more about Jeremy here:

https://www.foundationacs.com/

Jeremy's Facebook Page:
Foundation Accounting &...

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In this episode, we are joined by Beth Cannon. Beth does a great job of explaining what we discussed in the following description:

While I was training and motivating other teams, my own team was fragmented and disconnected, because I’d hired the wrong people out of desperation and our onboarding systems were dependent on too many fluctuating factors.

When I finally got clear on the need to empower my team, put the right systems in ...

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Referral Marketing is one of the most powerful marketing techniques you can use. I spend very little on marketing my center thanks to the powerful referral system we have in place. In this episode, I am joined by Mandy Minitello from the Unstoppable Entrepreneur program. Mandy gives us great insights on how to use referral marketing in our child care businesses.

For more information from this episode check out the following links:

U...

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Mindset is key to becoming a successful leader. In this episode, I talk about how mindset has gotten me through some of life's toughest battles. Join my Facebook group or subscribe to my YouTube channel for mindset and focus videos geared towards ECE leadership.

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/childcarebusinesscoach/

YouTube:
Evelyn Knight - YouTube

You can find more information about my coaching program at:
www.childcareb...

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Many of us are very tired as we face the holiday season and close out 2020. Perseverance is more important than ever for us.  In this episode I talk about having a strong root system for your business and not giving up on your dreams!

Make a commitment to yourself right now not to give up! Quitting is not an option!

You can find the Facebook group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/childcarebusinesscoach/

My Email: 
evelyn@chi...

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Behavior issues in child care is a very misunderstood topic. Caregivers often do not understand how they are causing the behavior struggles happening in their classrooms.

In this episode, Stephanie Krause and I have a conversation on why our center's do not experience the same behavior issues that other centers struggle with. If you are struggling with behavior issues in your center, then this is the episode for you.

You can fi...

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We often get fixated on what is happening around us. We become hyper focused on our current situation and conditions. It can be hard to see what is happening around the world and to see how good we have it compared to others.

In this episode, Carmen Munoz gives us a glimpse at the condition of ECE in Panama. Carmen's story is inspirational! With a group of collogues, Carmen has set out to change the state of ECE in her nation. ...

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I have to start by saying, this is one of my favorite episodes! In this episode I am joined by Khairy Varre, Accountability Coach with the Unstoppable Entrepreneur, Kelly Roach Coaching International.

Mindset will make or break any business owners success. Khairy shares with us how she mastered her mindset and how she helps business owners take charge of their businesses. 
You can find Khairy and more about the Unstoppable Entrepre...

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September 1, 2020 21 min

2020 has been hard on all of us. We can let it defeat us, or embrace the uncomfortable in order to become better versions of ourselves! Building up your tolerance to failure will help catapult your success and make you a more effective leader.

Be sure to join the discussion on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/childcarebusinesscoach/

You can find more information about my company here: 

https://www.childcarebusinessprofession...

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Join Cristina Richmond and I as we discuss the importance of financial literacy. The foundation to a successful business is having a good knowledge of how finances work. In order to create the best environment for the children in our care as well as our staff, we must get our financial house in order. 

You can find Cristina's Facebook Page, The Small Biz Financial Coach here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/smallbizfinancialcoac...

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Join me in advocating for the Child Care is Essential Act which will provide child care centers with $50 billion in emergency relief to get us through Covid 19. Get ahold of your elected officials and reference Senate Bill 3874 and House Bill 7027.

Here is the link to the representative who have already signed on. The first link is for the Senate, the 2nd is for the House.

https://www.congress.gov/…/senate…/3874/

https://www.congress....

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So many adults are not well versed in social emotional literacy. SEL is a fundamental skill needed in order to truly lead inclusive and diverse teams with equity. Join Future and I as we explore SEL and how it can make us a better leader.

Future Cain has spent her career in education and is a certified yoga instructor who specializes in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to enhance the education, health, and business fields.

Future'...

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So many adults are not well versed in social emotional literacy. SEL is a fundamental skill needed in order to truly lead inclusive and diverse teams with equity. Join Future and I as we explore SEL and how it can make us a better leader.

Future Cain has spent her career in education and is a certified yoga instructor who specializes in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) to enhance the education, health, and business fields.

Future'...

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We are 16 weeks into the Covid 19 crisis. Tensions are very high around all around the world. People are tired and overwhelmed. So how do you lead a team that is stressed and tired through troubling times? In this episode I talk about the steps I am taking to help my team through this time of crisis.

It is very easy for us to get caught up in our own troubles right now. If we don't pay close attention to the pressure our teams ...

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2020 has been a rough year! We are living through a pandemic and now we are experiencing civil unrest. Cori and I discuss leading through rough times. Join us as two directors discuss what it takes to lead our child care centers through tough times. Each one of us have a story to tell. This time will be our stories of perseverance and resilience. We can choose who we emerge from this time as. 

Be sure to join the conversation in my ...

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My vision for ECE has always been for ALL children to get equal access to high quality care and education during their first 5 years of life. Although my mother immigrated to the U.S. from Honduras as a young woman, I have lived a privileged life. 

 From early on in my ECE career I saw children being treated differently due to their socioeconomic status. This was one of the reasons I became a child care center owner.

 A child's r...

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Scott Wayman, the founder and CEO of Kangarootime joins us today to talk about what it looks like to be the owner and founder of a successful company. Kangarootime is the leading all-in-one childcare management software for daycares and preschools. During the Covid 19 crisis, Kangarootime decided to put growing the business on hold in order to focus on serving and helping child care centers through this time.

Scott and his team hav...

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If you are like me, making leadership decision during this time can be very difficult. You second guess yourself and doubt every decision you make. Since no one has ever been through anything like this, we have no where to turn for guidance. Join me as I discuss how I make decisions during this time. 

It's also important to focus on how we are going to get through this time. We do not fail until we give up. If you feel like ther...

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