Our topic today is advice for the challenging and abstract situations your team and center will provide for you.

Our Expert Vernon Mason

Vernon has been called the trifecta of childcare. He grew up in an “in-home” program. As his company grew, he has been the owner-director of small, medium, and large programs. After 28.5 years, including a decade of multi-site ownership, he sold his schools to a large regional provider. Along the way, Vernon completed a Master’s in Early Childhood, wrote a couple of books, and became a popular speaker. Today Vernon is Senior Vice President of Growth and Development for The Nest Schools.​

Author of:​

– Don’t Go! A practical guide for tackling employee turnover
– Get Out! But before you go… Practical steps to turn your Zero into a Hero or set them free!

In this episode we cover:

– Stories that inspired two books
– Achieving accountability with team members
– Exploring what excellence looks like in a childcare center

A sneak peak inside the episode

“Have wonderful training for your team. Have it in written form, and in video. Because just like the kids that we educate, our staff learn in different ways, so you cannot expect to sit at a teacher in a room with a 3 ring binder that’s five inches thick, with all your checklists and all that content, and expect the information to be absorbed”

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Content highlights:

[1:59] Vernons journey into childcare

[08:00] Sourcing new locations

[13:00] Controlled chaos

[15:45] On writing books for childcare owners

[20:00] Challenging staff

[27:00] What is excellence in childcare


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