Category Archives: Quality Early Education and Care

Beyond the Book—Your First (and most important) Days as Director

Once you accept the position as Director, you will need to think long and hard about what kind of director you will be for your team, for the parents, and for the children in your program. I think this is your first, and most important task – before you begin your new job. Read on to gather some thoughts from an experienced director. And then create your vision of you. Continue reading

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Beyond the Book—Creating Your Vision

So, how do we directors begin? With the end in mind. We visualize what our programs will be like when they are running the way we would like them to run – in as much detail as we can dream up. We really see the end result of our work. We sketch, write – whatever gets our creativity going. We take our time and think about everything that matters in the course of a day, week, month, year. For example …. Continue reading

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Beyond the Book …

With the publication and release of my early childhood leadership book, “Beginning to End” – the life cycle of a child care center, these next posts will share a bit more information, tips, strategies … beyond the book. Continue reading

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“Beginning to End”—The Life Cycle of a Child Care Center

After 40+ years in the field of Early Childhood Education – from teacher to director to consultant to author, I am so pleased to introduce my new book to you! “Beginning to End” is the book I needed when I accepted my first position as Director of a hospital child development center. I could have used a roadmap to help me navigate the ins and outs of being a leader and of building an education organization. This is that book! Continue reading

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My New Adventure …

From early childhood teacher to director, to consultant, to published author – writing, in order to share what I have learned during my 40+ year career, has become my new adventure. This is my first book! Continue reading

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Success…

How would you define Success? Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words are ever timely and always inspirational. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Leadership…

13 Inspiring Traits of Exceptional Leaders … Continue reading

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Inspiration …

Whether it’s a beautiful sunrise, or a special message, each one has the power to move us, emotionally. I discovered this power long ago and began collecting inspirational quotes that spoke to me… Continue reading

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Planting Your Garden …

I don’t know who originally created the following “garden”, but beyond the play on words that brings a smile, there is wisdom and guidance here for all of us. Continue reading

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Keys to Success … Attitude

The longer I live, the more I realize the tremendous impact of attitude in a work environment. Hard work and knowledge will get you close, but a positive attitude will get you to the top!

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