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This podcast, brought to you by Procare Solutions, is all about giving child care, preschool, daycare, afterschool and other early education professionals a fun and upbeat way to learn about strategies and inspiration they can use to thrive. You’ll hear from a variety of child care thought leaders, including educators, owners and industry experts, on ways to innovate to meet the needs of the children you serve. From practical tips for managing operations to uplifting stories of transformation and triumph, this podcast will be chock-full of insights you can use to fully realize the potential of your child care business.
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During this episode, we talk all things after school and early childhood with Renee Elting, Community Education Account Specialist for the Oregon City School District. Renee has been with the school district for over 23 years, which means she has seen it all. You’ll hear about the genesis of Oregon City’s community education program, how Renee and her team have adapted and modernized the program to meet the needs of the families they serve, and the ways they’ve navigated some of their biggest challenges. About Renee: Renee is the Community Education Account Specialist for the Oregon City School District. She has taken on many assignments with the school district over the last 23 years, her favorite being in the classroom with students.Currently, she leads the Childcare/Early Education office team in state compliance protocols, financial solutions, parent communications, software management, and internal and external tech support. In her free time, Renee loves to tromp around in the woodland and is a maker through and through. She and her husband, Tom, along with their fluffy bunny, live in Beavercreek, Oregon.Additional Resources: To get more insights on ways to succeed in your child care business, head over to our Resource Center at https://www.procaresoftware.com/resource-center/. Contact Us: Have an idea for a podcast or want to be a guest? Email us at podcast@procaresoftware.com.   
It’s episode 3 of The Child Care Business Podcast, and today we’re talking with Jennifer Duffield, who runs Dancing Moose Montessori. Learn how Jennifer and her family started Dancing Moose (including how they came up with the name) and how Jennifer has become an expert in hiring and building a strong child care culture that emulates her company’s core values: positive, perceptive and proactive. From setting up regular informational interviews and creating a pipeline of potential hires to offering ongoing professional development, Jennifer has cracked the code on how to not only build a strong team, but maintain it.About Jennifer: Jennifer is co-founder and Executive Director of Dancing Moose Montessori, which has two locations in Utah, over 500 students and more than 100 staff! She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry (which makes her an enthusiastic fan of STEM Education). She also has an MBA from Westminster College. She oversees the day-to-day operations of all Dancing Moose locations to ensure programmatic quality and consistency. Jennifer collaborates regularly with School Directors and Mentor Teachers at each location to evaluate how best to support the Dancing Moose team so that they are equipped to offer their very best to each student. Jennifer loves getting to know Dancing Moose children and parents, and works hard to promote a school culture that is innovative, positive and sensitive to the individual needs of students and team members.Additional Resources: To get more insights on ways to succeed in your child care business, head over to our Resource Center at https://www.procaresoftware.com/resource-center/. Contact Us: Have an idea for a podcast or want to be a guest? Email us at podcast@procaresoftware.com.   
It's episode 2 of The Child Care Business Podcast. Today, we're talking with Rhonda Meyers, who runs Heartfelt Impressions Learning Centers in Michigan. Rhonda’s story is one of incredible courage in the face of extreme adversity. In less than two years, Rhonda became a single mom of four kids, her sister and her young children moved in with her, her dad was diagnosed with liver failure, her mother died of lung cancer, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she was fired from her child care director role. Down, but definitely not out, Rhonda summoned her strength, courage and support from her friends and family to open her own child care center on a shoestring budget. With the success of her first center, she has opened two more centers and shows no signs of stopping. She’s a survivor, and a walking example of when things don’t go according to plan, you keep going – even when you’re terrified – because when you come out on the other side, you’re a better, stronger and happier person.About Rhonda:Rhonda Meyers is co-owner of Heartfelt Impressions Learning Centers – of which there are three locations in Michigan. She is recognized locally and statewide as a passionate and committed leader in the field of Early Childhood. She is a proud Alum of Hope College, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology. She also has a master’s in Early Childhood Education from Oakland University.She has served on the faculty of Baker College, Henry Ford Community College and Schoolcraft College. She serves on the governing board of Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children, is past president of Metro Detroit AEYC, and is active in the Great Start Collaborative – Oakland’s Strategic Leadership group and various committees of the collaborative.Additional Resources:To get more insights on ways to succeed in your child care business, head over to our Resource Center at https://www.procaresoftware.com/resource-center/. Contact Us:Have an idea for a podcast or want to be a guest? Email us at podcast@procaresoftware.com.  
It's episode 1 of The Child Care Business Podcast. Today, we're talking with Lissarette Nisnevich, who runs a child care center in New York City. Lissarette talks about her incredible background - from growing up in the Dominican Republic and hosting her own TV show to  traveling around the world and discovering her love for early education. She also dives into her struggles during the pandemic and how she's been able to navigate shutdowns, decreased enrollment and periods of hopelessness - and come out stronger on the other side. About Lissarette:Lissarette was born and raised in the Dominican Republic with a fully bilingual education, and started her career as an assistant teacher at the age of 15. She has traveled around the world teaching ESL, designing curricula, and doing volunteer work in local communities. She has a Masters in Early Childhood, and runs her own daycare center and preschool in New York, where she lives with her husband and young son.  Fun fact: she also has a passion for entertainment, having worked as a performer, artist and a model, participating in tv, journals, radio as well as Broadway shows. She even had her own TV show when she was just 16. Additional Resources:To get more insights on ways to succeed in your child care business, head over to our Resource Center at https://www.procaresoftware.com/resource-center/.  Contact Us:Have an idea for a podcast or want to be a guest? Email us at podcast@procaresoftware.com.  
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