Category Archives: Congregationally affiliated preschools

Need Help Getting the Word Out?

I’ve been working for the past coupe of years on encouraging pastors/ministers/congregational leaders to start childcare centers in their buildings — because I think that would be a great contribution to society. It would help children, their family, their neighborhood, and indeed the nation. There is robust, replicated, reasonable research that shows that congregationally affiliated preschools outperform others. There are lots of reasons for that.
Today, I just thought it might be helpful to get the word out about existing congregationally affiliated, or other high quality centers. I’ve spent quite a lot of hour learning marketing. I’d be happy to share with you. I have developed the “Business Cascade” fro a client: goging from value proposition to marketing to advertising and sales implementation.
Who else would like to work with me on this? Ten session program for on $997.00 — but only until April 30th.
After that, it goes into the Consulting or Online course category.
Sharon

Links Relating to Storybook Selection and Purchase

Caldecott Winners   (Hosted by Association for Library Service to Children)           http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal
Parents’ Choice  http://www.parents-choice.org/allawards.cfm
The Kindergarten Canon, by Fordham   https://edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/flypaper/2012/the-kindergarten-canon.html
Redeemed Reader https://redeemedreader.com/
Some Christian mothers review books:  https://ccbreview.blogspot.com/
Advance Publishing, owned by Author and Activist for Character Education, Carl Sommer (fyi aimed at elementary age, but still many books may be good for the 4s and the 5s)  http://advancepublishing.com/ 
 
These were the resource additions to a handout for a session on how to better read/tell stories at a conference for church related preschools.

Our Mission : Helping You Meet Your Mission

We do basic management consulting for small businesses, churches, and schools. Our greatest expertise is understanding the social dynamics of the workgroup. The second is sympathetic coaching of the frontline manager.  Original assessment research and follow-up required.
Topics for training include:  1) how to hire, manage, and fire for the new manager, 2) time management for the manger and business owner, 3) conflict reduction, 4) meeting facilitation,  5) customer service, 6) corporate culture — and 7) coaching.
We specialize in helping congregationally affiliated child development centers, in ALL aspects, because we feel this is an important mission to the world. Few understand both the business, the board, and the educational dynamics of CDCs. We do. We can help. Conflict reduction, board training, marketing, curriculum development, character development, and management.
We have long specialized in conflict reduction. Most of our customers have been denominations, non-profits, and schools. Please see our book, written, especially with the Austin corporate market in mind. Workshops available tailored for your specific denomination.
We have great curriculum on customer service. I see a great need for it.
We have a new product line to help people find their mission. Sharon has been certified in Lance Wallnau’s Destiny Dashboard. She has also written curriculum for the solopreneur to reflect upon and improve his/her performance: Career Console.
We were drafted to help with some executive level English and American business etiquette, and are very happy to help.
Please call to set up a private consultation, a keynote or workshop. 512-249-7629

Free info on Starting a Preschool for Pastors

Get your free ebook on how to start a congregational affiliated preschool. Just sign up for it.  Please tell me who you are and what city you are in, and I will send you the booklet in pdf form. Just fill in this form. (Alternatively, email me at info@orgstrat.net.)


You will want to be on the list to be notified about an upcoming conference. Forthcoming should be a book and a course. Both of these will be a lower priced option than hiring me live — if not as luxurious or as effective. Also forthcoming will be a live event in Texas. Be sure to be on the list by sending an email if you want to come or send your staff :  info@orgstrat.net
Of course you know that $120 an hour for coaching or consulting is starvation wages. Yes, for sure. Think of all the time put in in terms of content creation and marketing. That is why consultants normally charge a portion of increased profits. Those that charge by the day go for something like $20,000. Yes, for sure. And they never ever give you their phone number. But, like you, I am a minister of the gospel.
Will be happy to help you start a center. Call to talk to me if you want consulting, whether in the advertised package ($3997) or ongoing ($120 hour for now).
Still available to train and consult directors and train staff. info@orgstrat.net.