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Fighting Flu Season – How a Proactive Insurance Policy Makes a Difference


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Every year, flu season seems to come as a surprise.

We know it’s coming. And yet, it always seems to catch us unaware, putting us into all kinds of highly stressful situations. 

Like having to find a sub for your subs’ sub.

Seriously. I was dropping off one of my kids at school one day, and I didn’t recognize one of the teachers. When I asked her who she was, she said “Oh, I’m subbing for Rachel.”

Who’s Rachel?

Well, as it turns out, Rachel was subbing for Britney… who was subbing for Sheera, who was subbing for Maria—the original teacher.

When I say I’ve seen it all, I mean I’ve seen it all. 

While this particular comically chaotic situation may have never happened to you, I know that as a center leader, flu season has left you scrambling to cope with crises like staff shortages, schedule interruptions, and many other impacts that hit the school. 

And it happens every. Single. Year.

So how do you prevent flu season from throwing an annual wrench into all your plans?

A strong, center-oriented insurance policy may give you the tools you need. Simliar to a flood insurance policy you go out and buy, this is something you hope to never use, but that’s there to protect you if needed.

This kind of proactive insurance policy allows you to prepare for understaffing without overburdening your staff. It gives you an efficient, flexible way of managing absences while also improving your staff’s overall wellbeing.

This week’s podcast episode is one I’ve wanted to record for years. In it, we’re discussing proactive approaches to the dreaded flu season.

Join me for a conversation about:

  • How to appropriately prepare for flu season
  • What an insurance policy for flu season looks like
  • The impact this season has on schools
  • How to communicate preparations and alleviate concerns


Resources and links mentioned in this episode:

Flu season isn’t the only area of your center where proactivity matters. Our Director’s Inner Circle and Owner’s HQ membership programs will help you develop multiple proactive tools to manage your center. Plus, as a member, you’ll also gain access to tools, resources, and coaching that can help you along the way.

If you and your leadership team need building your flu season plan, we have a limited number of seats for a Leadership VIP Day. You’ll get a full day of on-demand, in-school training with me, plus months of accountability check-ins to help your center stay prepared and proactive in all areas. Reach out if you’re ready to transform your center.

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More about the show:

If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life.

Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.

In addition to weekly solo episodes, she’ll also be inviting industry leaders and the changing makers of the landscape of education to give listeners the inside knowledge of what it takes to sustain excellence.

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