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How to Support and Retain Your Childcare Staff During Stressful Times - Shared screen with speaker view
Stephanie Hall
16:10
Good Morning
Cindy Ly
16:10
Yes, I am able to see it
Katie Garrison
16:12
Hi - I hear you :)
Jessica Benefiel
16:16
Looks good!
Cynthia (Cindi)
16:19
Hi
Rosetta Bottoms
16:45
Hello there.
Stephanie Hall
17:26
Keeping our staff happy and motivated
Cindy Ly
17:30
Finding suitable candidates who want to work
Katie Garrison
17:34
I want to compensate staff fairly for what they do, but need template for raises
Heather Kalowsky
17:53
What to plan for in contracts
Katie Garrison
18:04
Finding time to meet with my staff, speak with them, observe them
Angela Olafson
18:10
Hello! from Sarah Claborn and Angela Olafson
Peggy Drawdy
18:15
Good morning...moral is a a biggie for us...also fearful staff
Katie Garrison
18:28
Getting them to show up on time consistently!!!
Amanda Cohen
19:12
i also fear that my staff may not take me seriously because I am younger than them
Katie Garrison
19:36
Convincing them to keep their masks on!
Amanda Cohen
19:46
yes the masks!
Ronda Smith
22:39
hello from Garland, Tx
Ronda Smith
22:48
masks
Norma Abete
23:25
Hello From Brownsville Texas
Leah Mangrum
25:59
It's especially hard to find quality applicants this year!
Ratiba Maameri
26:52
some staff were not confortable to come back to work even with covid guidelines
Gabriel Hall
28:48
can you explain what you mean by “Hazard pay?”
Lori Viner
29:36
How are you funding Hazard Pay?
Christina Reeves-Castor
30:35
we needed all of our grants and additional funding just to cover the loss of income from COVID. how did you find enough extra to do Hazard pay?
Gabriel Hall
30:50
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Christina Reeves-Castor
35:16
we do extra things for our staff monthly, buying lunch, personal notes, gifts on their birthday etc. but it always seems like they only appreciate it in the moment and the second something happens they don't like they forget about all the nice things we ever done for them in the past
Jessica Kimbro
35:46
We have the same issue Christina
Jackie Bell
35:52
Pamela Uehling shared this link as a good place to start for grants — https://usagrantapplications.org
Bambino's Playschool
36:14
Same issue we have too Christina
Gabriel Hall
36:14
thanks Jackie
Jackie Bell
36:27
Another grant resource shared by Pamela: https://grantfundingusa.com
Janette Lopez
38:42
at our center we have company shirts the staff wear, so we are having fun dress days, This week is wear your favorite t-shirt day.
Jessica Kimbro
39:00
We have received a greater appreciation from parents post COVID since they realized how valuable we are to their family
Christina Reeves-Castor
40:48
we do a weekly shout-out on our Facebook page. each week we pick a staff member and recognize something great about them or their classroom
Jackie Bell
41:01
Friendly reminder to please use the Q&A section for your questions :)
Janette Lopez
41:27
Monday October 5 is world teacher day, we asked parents to make cards for their teachers
Ratiba Maameri
41:31
small gifts, give them a longer break time, and we include parents to appreciate the teachers
Ratiba Maameri
44:12
Christina , we do the same , disply their picture and some note on the big screen at the lobby where the parents, staff and children can see the teacher of the week/month
Jessica Kimbro
44:27
At our last staff meeting we asked our staff how they like to receive appreciation so we can be sure to touch on what makes each person feel the most appreciated
Pamela Uehling
48:24
I also go to some of the trainings to sit with the staff-and hear the same trainings. Then we can talk during breaks or even lunch
Ratiba Maameri
50:17
better observe the staff first and decide what they really need training on
Lori Viner
52:23
Not oversharing, stopping drama — good advice.
Jerelyn Weber
54:34
Don’t make empty promises and never forget what it is like to be in the classroom!
Ratiba Maameri
54:41
thin skin vs thick skin?
Candy Gaedke
55:23
We try to create an environment in which employees feel accepted and respected. They also know that being professional is first and foremost. It took time to weed out the drama, but we insist on being professional.
Elizabeth Riley
55:23
Communication is the key
Pamela Uehling
57:57
We also added in the parent a handbook, the option to collect a $1,500 "finders fee". There is also a policy around outside of business caregiving (babysitting)
Jackie Bell
58:23
Janette Lopez shared a great resource: https://www.appreciationatwork.com/5-languages-appreciation-workplace-improve-employee-engagement/
Lori Viner
58:39
Some state employment laws don’t allow for no-compete policies — so best to check on that first
Pamela Uehling
01:00:38
We include the parents to nominate an employee of the month
Ratiba Maameri
01:00:43
and we talk why this staff was chosen as the employee of the month
Amanda Betts
01:01:42
What times do you schedule monthly employee meetings? I have a difficult time getting everyone together…
Noni Walton
01:02:35
We started Zoom staff meetings during COVID and we now have made this our monthly staff meeting practice on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Jerelyn Weber
01:02:45
We have a scheduled staff meeting on the second Tuesday of every month from 615-815 and they are all paid…it is not optional
Jane Deschenes
01:03:05
We put out a yearly calendar that lists when each staff meeting is so staff can plan on that date each month.
Jerelyn Weber
01:05:24
Its AMAZING!!!! Thank you!
Katie Garrison
01:05:53
Can staff message each other? Like a chat room or group message?
Gabriel Hall
01:08:54
^Katie, no they can reply to you and you can see their replies, but not each others
Gabriel Hall
01:09:17
u can set up a chat between teachers that are assigned to the same room
Hannah Alvarez
01:14:54
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Norma Abete
01:15:14
Thank you so much!!!!
Terence Smith
01:15:23
thx
Elizabeth Riley
01:15:31
thank you
Gabriel Hall
01:15:34
Thank you BW!
Melanie Dunin
01:15:37
Thank you
Marie Masseo
01:15:39
thank you so much!!!
Teidre Weathers
01:15:57
Thank you
Ratiba Maameri
01:15:57
So helpfull info, thank you to all the panelists!
Brenda Thompson
01:15:59
So helpful! thx
Ronda Smith
01:16:06
thank you for today...
Jane Deschenes
01:16:14
Thank you! I enjoyed listening to the guest directors and all the information. And also the chats in the chat room!
Cynthia (Cindi)
01:16:16
Thank you all for a wonderful idea exchange!
Mary Shell
01:16:21
Great information. Thank you.
Angela Olafson
01:16:22
thanks SO much! Very good information.
Donna Jimerson
01:16:29
Thank you so much!
Pamela Uehling
01:16:32
Thank you- please do more of these :)
Cami Brantley
01:16:34
Thank you for this meeting.
Amy Martinez
01:16:59
Brightwheel has been a "life saver" for our business!!! I love this app
Ratiba Maameri
01:16:59
thanks to the 2 Directores 🌹🌹
Lori Viner
01:17:05
Thank you!
Gaye Lowe
01:17:16
Thank you for all the great ideas and helpful info!! Have a wonderful day!
Meredith English
01:17:20
Thank you!
Amy Blackwell
01:18:13
thank you so much. !!! so much great information !