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Five Indisputable Child Care Management Principles That Stand the Test of Time (and a Global Pandemic)

by JoAnn Kintzel
November/December 2020
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If there is one clear message in 2020, it is the power of adapting—well and quickly—to change. I have been gently reminded of this throughout my career leading people and serving customers. This year, though, has been unprecedented, and the lesson dramatic.

While agility—and new, innovative approaches—will certainly continue to serve us well in the new year, there are also reliable best practices worth remembering. These five indisputable principles stand the test of time—and a global pandemic. They will safely guide us through the familiar and uncharted days ahead. Follow them to stay focused on what matters most: better outcomes for the children in our care. 

Automate Processes, Focus on People

Our community of care providers and educators is devoted to enriching the lives of children. But maintaining a business-focused mindset is critical to the long-term success of organizations throughout our industry. 

“We are all businesses, whether you are an in-home provider, nonprofit or other type of child care organization,” said Lauren Small, owner of Early Education Business Consultants, LLC, in a webinar hosted by Early Childhood Investigations. “And because you run a business, it is important to use the tools and processes necessary to make sound business decisions.”

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