We have a variety of resources we can recommend for In-Service Training, here are a few…

Aleta Mechtel with Children of Tomorrow and Teachers For Tomorrow

Aleta Mechtel

There seems to be very little training that is geared toward helping Child Care Center Directors be an effective Director and run a successful business. In fact, I discovered how to become an effective Childcare Center Director by gaining access to a variety of leadership resources and most of all…by experience!

I will unfold how I got through my top struggles as a Director! Yes, I had many struggles, including: hiring the wrong staff, lack of leadership, not effectively managing staff, not running my business the best I could and simply struggling with the many day to day duties of a Director.

If you are struggling with day to day leadership and best business practices, then call me for a consultation or consider attending a group training opportunity. Aleta Mechtel 612-309-9443 or learn more about Aleta Mechtel.

Kate Stedronsky, NAEYC Accreditation with Teachers For Tomorrow

Kate Stedronsky

Going through the process of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) accreditation provides benefits to the children, families, teachers and programs as a whole.  Becoming accredited raises the level of quality of early childhood programs and we believe that this level of quality benefits children with greater readiness and success in school.  When families are seeking childcare, they look for quality.  Families know that their children are in high quality care because NAEYC accreditation is the mark of quality that families look for.

If you are considering accreditation for your center, please contact Kate Stedronsky. Learn more about Kate.


Stacia Christenson with Power of Presence allaboutpresence.com

Stacia Christenson 2014

Within seven seconds of meeting you, people make a judgment about how capable (or not) you are in your job, and whether or not they’d like to work with you (and your center/staff).  The perception others make of you is 70% based on “image”, yet personal image is also affected by how we feel about ourselves.  Stacia will help you recognize the image you are projecting, and offer a refreshing perspective in considering the power of your presence and how to care for ourselves in a way that changes how we “carry” ourselves.  While it is not “fair” that people judge us, in fact they do.  You will walk away two inches taller, with “insider” tips for self-care sure to have you stepping up and standing out!

Speaking on a variety of topics like self-care, the power of presence, modesty, and professionalism. For a complete list of topics, see Stacia’s website, Power of Presence Topic List

Theresa Brenke of the Center for Leadership Development www.cldcoaching.com

CLD Teresa Brenke

I have been in the nutrition and fitness business for over 20 years and I specialize in behavior modification. I help my clients see how the power of our thoughts will keep us on or off the destructive path of gaining and losing weight. I am the owner of Embracing Health at CLD (Center For Leadership Development) and I introduce to my clients healthy living so it is as easy as getting dressed or brushing your teeth every day. Together we discover what works for your lifestyle so change is an everyday way of being. I offer a variety of services: Nutrition and fitness workshops, individual and group nutrition and fitness sessions, workplace wellness, and energy leadership assessments. My business has given me an amazing opportunity to work with approximately 500,000 children, 10,000 teachers and 2000 businesses in the past 20 years. This gives me great insight on the many different types of personalities, perspectives, leadership styles, and business settings. Therefore, I believe good leaders will ask the right questions, consider all perspectives to help guide them and remember it’s not what you say but how you say it that makes an impact.

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