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2024 ECE Forecast: Pioneering a New Era of Leadership


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Are you living by your values?

While you think that question over, let me tell you a story.

In our family, generosity is a core value, and one of the ways in which we embody that value is by hosting members of the community in our home.

So when the High Holiday was approaching this past year, our initial intention was to host two or three out of the four meals that take place over the holiday, just as we normally would.

But when I realized that the Schools of Excellence Legacy Mastermind happened to fall on the same weekend as the start of the High Holiday, I had to take a step back and re-evaluate.

Sure, I could stick to the original plan and spend the weekend hosting meals—that would be in alignment with my values, right?

But values don’t exist in a vacuum.

If I were to neglect my commitments as a business owner in order to uphold my family’s value of generosity, I wouldn’t really be living by my values, would I?

So instead, Mayer and I chose to host just one meal so I could balance my role as both a business owner and member of our community. It wasn’t an easy decision, but it was the right one.

When it comes to true leadership—especially in this day and age—solutions aren’t black and white. 

Instead, leadership requires that you make hard choices and reserve enough energy to embody all of your values.

Now we come back to you

Are you living by your values? Are you prepared to be a leader in today’s world?

In this week’s podcast episode, I’ll help you answer this question by exploring what it takes to be a leader in 2024 and beyond. It’s the first in a four-part series that breaks down the 2024 forecast for early childhood education. 

Join me for a conversation about:

  • The four critical areas shaping the next era of early childhood education
  • Why traditional leadership strategies are no longer working
  • What it means to be a leader in today’s world
  • How we should approach modern leadership

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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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