I recorded and shared a podcast last week that I have been hesitant to write…
Did you see it??
#36 Shine as an Educator – Controversial Programming
Early childhood educators need to know some extra bits that they aren’t being told…
It frustrates me,
makes me furious,
and quite frankly very dismayed.
The incredibly talented Women and Men that are in our profession
are being led to believe they don’t do a ‘good’ enough job.
When in truth they are absolutely amazing, passionate, full of compassion and caring,
super knowledgable, dedicated beyond belief…
They are being led to believe they don’t do a ‘good’ enough job…
To run there own businesses, to have full thriving businesses that can support their
families and have an awesome lifestyle…
Now I run a Family Day Care and before you go – oh ok she is only speaking to Family
Day Care educators – I strongly encourage you to read on.
So a lot of the educators I work with are setting up and running their family day cares –
But – I also work with other early childhood educators and I am becoming more and
more frustrated, to the point that I just have to start writing, podcasting, life streaming –
our educators are being stripped of their confidence
criticised for not knowing things they are not being taught
not being encouraged to even touch on the topic
“LIKE IT OR NOT OUR SERVICES ARE BUSINESSES”
“EVEN A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF HOW BUSINESSES RUN WILL BENEFIT
THERE I SAID IT AND IT’S NEEDED TO BE SAID FOR A WHILE
I am aware you may not agree – No hate… please, My priority is the care, support and
valuable learning of our precious children, I am more than confident, if you read any of
my blogs, listen to my podcasts or even flick our facebook, you will know I try everything
in my power to empower our educators and to make sure they know the amazing
difference they can make in a child’s life.
Regardless of whether your service is FDC, OCC, LDC, Stand alone Preschool,
transitions to school programs (I could go on forever) Whatever early childhood service
you have been in, are currently in or planning to move into – at least in the back of your
mind – you should unequivocally understand that your service will not survive if it is not
ran as a business.
Here is the big ah ha moment
You need to know how that service you are in and the “ran as a business” sentence
I have just given you…
How it effects you??
How does it effect you??
Interesting question isn’t it…
Reflect on what it means for you as a person – as an educator – as a parent – as
someone that values early childhood education…
What does it mean to you??
Head over to the Shine as an Educator group HERE
SHARE with us how your THINKING changes about your work – not the care of the
children – or your commitment to your co-workers – but your THINKING when you
focus on running a business…
PS If you are looking for help with programming or to work with me send me a personal
message or head HERE
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