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The evolution of early childhood education has transformed how adults and parents view the importance of offering stimulating and exciting opportunities to the very young
Covid & The Business of Childcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of anxiety and uncertainty for childcare professionals, directors and business owners. In this episode, we have an honest conversation with Jennifer Grant, the CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Seminole County about the changes, strategies and resources for providers.
Karen Willis CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County
In the next episode of the Childcare Experts, we interview Karen Willis, Chief Executive Director of the the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County since 2007. We chat about the challenges of providers, navigating the current landscape, sharing best practices, laws coming our way, understanding parent concerns, sources of support for educators and business owners. Tune in to hear strategies to open your center and how the the Early Learning Coalition is supporting childcare Owners and educators in their programs in our community.
Inspiring Story from the UK
In this episode, we share an inspiring parenting story from the UK.
It all started when Fran Aiello, a British mom decided to discover nature with her young children and noticed Rocks in her garden. Looking for ways to engage her children in a conversation about lockdowns and Covid-19, she found a creative way to show appreciation to first responders in her city by hiding painted rocks for first responders to find.
Her idea turned into a Facebook page and other parents started to share the experience and rocks on social media. She shares her journey of turning everyday experiences into meaningful moments!
Roadmap to Early Childhood Education Careers
You need a map to reach your destination. In this episode, Dr. Nana Robertson shares her wealth of knowledge about the history of early childhood to walk us through a roadmap to childcare careers.
She talks about shifting from a mindset to adapt to market changes after COVID-19 and revisits some of the pivotal moments of our industry's history to bring into perspective that the passion for student-centered learning always prevails.
Childcare Owners that understand the education side of the business of childcare understand both sides of the operation.
Today, in the childcare experts we share Ayana Laurent’s story: a preschool teacher, turned childcare director that accomplished her dream of becoming a successful childcare owner. Her award winning school Building Blocks Academy, serves the Waterford Lakes community in Orlando.