Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger
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Recent Posts

Virtual Consultation Visits: CCR&Rs Adapting During COVID-19

By Guest Blogger on February 04, 2021

“Good morning! I sure have missed your smiling face! Could we set up a virtual visit this week so I could see you and we could talk about how everything is going in your program?”

As funny as this may sound, this has gotten one of our outstanding consultants many virtual visits.

Connections are so important when working with child care providers. Consultants make many connections with the providers with whom they work. For the consultant mentioned above, just saying she misses seeing them is enough to rekindle that connection during this time of social distancing and virtual consultation visits. The providers missed the consultant too, and were happy to tackle technology just to see their consultant again!

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Coronavirus

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Bringing Business to the Table for Early Childhood Education in Nebraska

By Guest Blogger on December 23, 2020

Takeaways:

  • First Five Nebraska is sparking the early childhood conversation among business leaders through research, policy change and strategic engagement.
  • First Five Nebraska’s study, “The Bottom Line,” shows gaps in child care costs Nebraska nearly $1.4 billion annually in lost family income, business productivity and state revenues.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Professional Development, Coronavirus

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Lessons from the Pandemic: Child Care for Essential Workers

By Guest Blogger on December 22, 2020

Takeaways:

  • Adventist HealthCare’s investments were a direct result of what they heard from employees
  • Partnering with organizations, such as The Lourie Center and KinderCare, allowed Adventist HealthCare to move quickly and rely on the expertise of those organizations

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, in March, companies had to quickly adjust in order to support their employees with the changes that were taking place. For many, child care was the number one issue.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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Employer Child Care Assistance Now and Looking Ahead

By Guest Blogger on December 22, 2020

Child care is not only crucial for the development of young children, but also essential for the millions of working parents with young children. Parents rely on child care to help them enter, re-enter or remain in the workforce, but access to affordable, quality child care is often a significant barrier for many. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, families are experiencing additional challenges in finding, maintaining and affording child care that meets their needs.

Topics: Systems Building, Workforce, Parenting

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Goal Setting for Greater Impact

By Guest Blogger on December 21, 2020

Everyone can acknowledge that 2020 has been a year like no other. Leading a team in this new reality has reinforced for me the importance of good leadership practices relevant to communication, engagement, expectation setting and accountability. Based on my experience, I recommend leaders incorporate a few strategies to maximize team impact.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Best Practices

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Outdoor Play in a Pandemic: How Child Care Can Reach Its Full Potential

By Guest Blogger on November 30, 2020

Because of COVID-19, concerns for young children’s physical and mental well-being have skyrocketed. These concerns are magnified in children and caretakers experiencing compromised or vulnerable situations. That's why the mental and physical health benefits of regular time outside is more important than ever. Now is the perfect time to improve and maximize your outdoor play environments as a critical tool in your healthy child care.

Topics: Professional Development, Best Practices, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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