I am sure it is no surprise to you when I say that the Preschool Market is a competitive one. It can be difficult to decide where to place your attention first: Staff, Curriculum, Center Improvements, Budget Analysis. All of these things are important, but one is critical. Yes, you guessed it. Continuing Education for both you and your staff reaps the best rewards every time.
Whether it is reading an Article, attending an ECE Conference, listening to those CD’s from the last Conference you went to that are sitting in a box somewhere, watching a Training Video Online or attending a Class at a local College. All of it matters and can help to keep your school current and competitive.
Also, to get the most out of such Trainings and Events it is critical for you to follow up with your staff afterwards and discuss what was learned. One way to follow up is to have your Staff present to their colleagues what they learned from their trainings.
Watch your staff come back refreshed and excited to share and practice what they have just learned. Remember there are plenty of speaking events that are held year round. So pack up and go have fun staying current in a competitive field.