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TCCN Lesson 12 Avoiding the 6 Disasters and Achieving the 7 Excellences

We wrap up the course with an easy lesson, giving you an overview and reminder of what to consider. Stick with your vision. Please share ours of how important early childhood education is to the mission of congregations. TCCN Lesson … Continue reading

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TCCN Lesson 11 Professionalization and Lasting Legacy

Very often overlooked is a critical step: basic training of workers how to be first workers, then teachers, and then leading professionals. Do this, and do it correctly, and you will ensure that you have left a lasting legacy. Overlook … Continue reading

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TCCN Lesson 10 Marketing Like a Master

A vital threshold: getting the word out. I share with you the latest thinking about sales and marketing today. Be warned, however, that in Texas, at least, a center may not advertise until they have obtained their license. TCCN Lesson … Continue reading

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TCCN Lesson 9 – The Secret to Chapel and to Preschool Related Church Growth

In this lesson, as promised, I will share the secret of good chapel, the secret of preschool related church growth, and really also, how the two are connected. I have never seen chapel done well in any preschool, but it … Continue reading

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TCCN Lesson 8 Fundraising and Scholarships

Realistic tips on finding more money and the secret of spreading it around effectively with as little conflict as possible. TCCN Lesson 8 Fundraising and Scholarships Happy gathering and giving. Please add in the comment space below any great fundraising … Continue reading

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TCCN Lesson 7 Secrets to Pleasing Licensing

Whether you are in the category of folks who are really frightened of the state licensing authorities, or not, you will find helpful the reality checks and instructions on how to succeed in the application process and the ongoing inspection … Continue reading

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TCCN Lesson 6 Shared Space, Health and Safety

YAY! You are at least half way through. The hard part is behind you. Now let’s address the apparent obstacle of shared space and then be sure everyone is safe and healthy. TCCN Lesson 6 Shared Space, Health and Safety … Continue reading

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TCCN Lesson 5 Curricula and Equipment

Here is the link for Lesson 5. Lots of fun! We get to go buy stuff! YAY! I will tell you how to save money too. TCCN Lesson 5 Happy buying! Links to catalogs: Nienhuis Montessori https://www.kaplanco.com/furniture https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/home http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/

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TCCN Lesson 4 : Secrets to Managing for Peace and Profit

In this lesson, I let you in on the single biggest secret to peace and profit as well as fulfilling your mission: the right director. Then I tell you how to do successful hiring. Finally I give you the open … Continue reading

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Lesson Three – Ratio, Staffing, and Vision Budget

Now that you have your space regulations and measurements, you and figure out how many children you can accommodate and you can begin calculating what your staffing needs will be. Then you can build your vision budget and begin to … Continue reading

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