Business Trainings


Will help you…

Design a recruitment plan so you are always prepared when turnover occurs.

Position your program to get applicants to consider for vacant positions.

Determine criteria to maximize the “fit” between individuals, the job, and the center.  Choose an interview plan that will work. Share with teachers the decision-making process when selecting new staff.   Select the right person from the applicant pool.  Orient new staff right from the start.

Dates: October 2 – 27 (materials will be sent out to registered participants on  September 29.  As you complete modules, a new module will be sent to you)

Times:  Self Study

Participants:  Administrators

Registration:  TAPP

Fee:  $25 for non-members

How do we raise the bar to early childhood professional?

Evaluate ways to encourage teachers to look a look within and evaluate themselves professionally.  Motivate your staff to work toward the goal of growth and excellence in their profession.

Date:  Thursday, April 13

Time:  4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Trainer:  Michelle Barnes

Participants:  Administrators

Registration:  TAPP

Fee:  $10 for non-members

Drawn from the book, “The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork”, this training shares practical ways to build and maintain a successful team.

The training will provide time for reflection and communication within the cohort.

Come join us for “how-to’s” and realistic attitudes to design a successful team!

Dates:  October 11, 18, 25,  November 1 and 8

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (Bring own lunch, ECIC will provide dessert and drinks)

Trainer:  Michelle Barnes

Participants:  Administrators

Registration:  TAPP

Fee:  $10 for non-members


Date:  Wednesday, May 3
Time:  9:00 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.
Location:  NWACC,  Peterson Auditorium
Participants:  Administrators
Fee:  $5.00 ECIC member, $25.00 for non-members (limited seating purchase tickets NOW)
Lunch:  Will be provided

Financial Analysis: What Your Accountant Doesn’t Know to Tell You

Structure and strategy to use in analyzing your center’s financial reporting system.
Develop a checklist of the most important information to gain from monthly and annual reports.  What does “FTE” mean – it will help you to interpret what the numbers are telling you.

Enrollment Management as a Business Strategy

Administrators must understand the business complexities of an early childhood program. The “Enrollment Management” is a proven system of increasing profitability through a total process of managing the enrollment rate structure, ratio theories, business philosophy, promotion strategies and the “Guaranteed Start” policy.

The New Economy: Challenges and Opportunities

This introductory, yet in-depth session, will explain the basics of Marketing Real life examples from dozens of early education centers and other businesses to help illustrate the points. Will help administrators answer questions such as: “What should I really be marketing?”; “Who are my real clients and customers?” and “Where do these people really come from?” Strategically identifying a mission statement, understanding psychographics and demographics, high value/mission based marketing, and the important of competition.