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2024 ECE Forecast: Navigating Money Leaks & Investment Gaps

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When my husband Mayer and I moved to Florida, we had a pool for the first time ever. But as New Yorkers, we had no idea how to take care of it. So when we were told we didn’t have to do much to maintain it, we took those words at face value.

Over time, different parts of the pool started to break down, and we had no choice but to call a maintenance company to evaluate the situation.

When they finally came to take a look, we were shocked at what they told us: We had to drain and reline the entire pool

A costly mistake.

The thing is, it didn’t have to be that way. Had we kept up with the proper maintenance all along, we wouldn’t have had to pay for such a costly repair.

We only had ourselves to blame.

Sound familiar?

Maintenance neglect is a common and costly problem for early childcare centers—something you really cannot afford in today’s economic climate.

It’s crucial you find ways to address money leaks and close investment gaps so your center can thrive regardless of the state of the economy.

This week’s podcast episode is the final of a four-part series that breaks down the 2024 forecast for early childhood education. To close out our discussion, I’m talking about how you can navigate finances as you move into 2024 and beyond.

Join me for a conversation about:

  • Why owners are finding themselves in a financial crisis
  • The two major areas you need to address to increase your profit margins
  • How to avoid scarcity-based decision-making
  • How to make charitable giving a core part of your financial strategy

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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.

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