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How to Choose Professional Development for Your Staff

Your time and money are valuable, and the organization you choose for professional development should recognize and protect that. If you are struggling to navigate through the sea of training providers, there are a few factors you might want to consider. Ensure that the organization you choose:   1) Has gone through the QRIS in each state.  Ensure you know that the classes you are paying for are approved in your state by the state’s Quality Rating Improvement System (QRIS). Just because an organization says your state approves them, does not mean all of their listed courses for your state will be counted as fulfilling professional development requirements. Many organizations leave it up to administrators to check with their approving […]

Reopening Schools During the Pandemic

Although the country is starting to re-open, the after-effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are just as impactful as ever. As schools open back up, it is vital to think about a few preparations to welcome these parents and their children back to a safe and comfortable environment. Prepare Yourself. Children have been home with their parents for months, and their regular routines have been interrupted without the proper time for transitions. It is essential to understand how COVID-19 has affected the daily lives of children and expect that it will take time to transition them back to the routine of school. Here are some things you can expect as they return to school and what you can do about it: […]

How to Effectively Motivate Your Staff

Keeping your staff motivated is not always easy. However, it is an essential part of your company’s overall success. As an administrator, it is vital to make sure that your staff is motivated to provide the best possible service to your customers. If you are looking for ways to increase motivation or looking for some tips to share with others, here are some easy ways to motivate your staff:   Make Yourself Readily Available One of your main roles as an administrator is to do your best to make your staff’s lives easier so that they can provide the best possible care and education to the children. Consider checking in monthly, biweekly, or weekly with your staff to ask them their […]

Avoid Child Care Burnout

Child care burnout is real.  With the long hours, little pay, and unpredictability with children and their parents lead child care providers to become burnt-out.  As a child care administrator, burnouts are bad because it can often lead to employee turnovers.  If burnouts are common in your child care center, consider the following to lower the chance of burning out in the future.   What Is Burnout? Burnout is seen as extreme physical and or mental exhaustion caused by stressors such as work.  According to Care.com, symptoms of burnout with child care providers could be shown as unclear work roles (duties, hours, expectations, boundaries), loss of control, long hours, insufficient pay, loss of interest, mood swings or irritability, isolation, lack […]

How to Make your Child Care Center Stand Out

If your child care center has a great staff, a solid curriculum, and is reasonably priced, what makes it different from all of the other centers in the area?  These tips and tricks may lead to increased enrollment and help your center stand out to future parents: Stand Out From The Crowd Finding and developing your program’s niche is crucial to making it stand out from the rest.  It is always so easy to do what everyone else is doing, but that may hurt you in the long run.  Your center’s niche should be the thing that your center does differently and better than the rest.  If your niche is having flexible extended hours of operation, be accommodating to working parents […]

Calling All Administrators

Want to have all of your staffs’ certification at your fingertips?  Want to run a report that tells you everything you want to know about your staffs course work?    Want all of this in one place? Well…you can! Sign Up For Your AIR Training Solutions Administrator Account You can have access to everything training related for your staff in one place.  With a click of a button, you can save time and money by using your Administrator account to its fullest potential. Want to see how it works in person?  Stop by our booth at the OAEYC Conference at Kalahari Resorts, May 21-23.  We can give you a live demonstration of this extremely helpful tool.   Want to enroll?  We can do […]