Everything about this event was incredible – you hit it “out of the ball park” amazing!
Some of my key takeaways were clear calendar planning and scheduling, setting up standards, and reframing. Dr Diaz was incredible, so entertaining and funny, and I loved trouble-shooting with her. Rivka Caroline gave great tips and reminders to get exponential returns on our time.
It was so nice to meet people from other states who are dealing with the same issues and who care about the things you care about.
CHANIE YOU ARE COMPLETELY AWESOME!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
I have walked away from this event with a ton of practical work done, much knowledge gained, and feeling refreshed, empowered, affirmed, and challenged.
Since I left, I’ve already met with my team twice to work on implementing things I learned at the conference – we are analysing our systems for gaps and clarity, developing/revising our standards, and doing teacher surveys.
I am so grateful to go home with work already mapped out. This takes away some of the overwhelming feeling that I think often plagues people and leads to procrastination!
The speakers were excellent – they offered valuable insight I will be using on a daily basis, and great motivators to get you to believe in yourself and reflect on your practices and beliefs.
I gained so much from the conference, I'm still seeing the impact in my school.
We picked the theme UNITY and STRENGTH (first time ever picking a theme), and its really helped me clarify the right thing, at the right time and not get distracted by "shiny objects".
Thank YOU! You are truly a powerhouse and inspiration, and what a kidush HASHEM.
I also hired an additional program director, so practically things are much more manageable.
Our main focus this year is working on standardizing our program to be more on the same page as a school, irrespective of staff coming and going.
I am absolutely in awe of the monumental conference you have created for early childhood leaders. And I am so proud to be part of it!
I listened to some of the Leadership presenters late into the night, and although I was exhausted, I came to school energised. It's the best staff development I ever experienced!
- Goldie Golding
Hi Chanie! Just wanted to say thank you again for a great event.
Val and I have traveled across the country in the last two years quite a few times to attend various trainings and I have to say that yours, by far, is best I have ever been to!
Your passion shines through and your knowledge is priceless! Looking forward to joining your Inner Circle in the future and growing and learning from you and all of the wonderful people in your groups.
- Valerie and Melissa Peterson
I loved everything about the event! One of my key takeaways was learning how to communicate with my staff and parents. I’m now looking forward to giving feedback to my staff – both positive and what needs to be worked on!
The group of women at my table were amazing. I loved the practical tips, like cleaning off my desk and writing a to do list before I leave for the day, taking pictures of “wow” moments and starting staff meeting with them. There were so many actionable things to improve teacher appreciation! I loved watching Dr Diaz modelling a conversation with a teacher. The speakers were entertaining and relevant.
Being together with so many talented people to gain and learn from was a great experience. The event also helped me realise that taking care of me is most important.
Chanie! You have incredible drive and vision, and have created something meaningful, worthwhile, and of very high caliber! Kol Hakavod and may it go from strength to strength!
The practical ideas and strategies, the support around creating standards and mapping out goals, breaking down the steps – it has given me confidence and drive to reach my next goals.
I left with tangible steps and strategies as well as tools to implement them to bring my school up a notch!
There were so many positives! I feel like I have a lot of work to do, but I now have a plan and a calendar. I’m now creating standards instead of expectations for everything!
The speakers gave so much value. I would love to see Dr Diaz again, I loved her. Lolly was amazing – so motivating, and she gave clear, usable ideas for dealing with staff.
If you want a reduction in hitting, biting and general impulsive behaviors in the classroom and an increase in teachers ability to support children with these needs, then… Chanie is your person!
After trying many different programs my teachers still needed a better way to learn the skill set to see the antecedents to behaviors or in general a toolkit of strategies to work positively with their children, I reached out to Chanie.
Now, my staff have practical strategies, scripts and guidelines of how to work with children with all different sensory needs.
Even more, Chanie shared her workbook how to observe, document and lead the meeting with the parents that you are concerned about. This gives my team even more confidence and competence that they need to succeed.
- Ben Poswalk, Paradise Preschool
Katie Duggan had an incredibly success first staff meeting of the year to introduce the theme, create a shared vision and plan out goals. What a great win!
"First staff meeting of the school year in the books! I cannot express how successful it was! From introducing our theme, to starting to create a shared vision, mini goal setting session, and sharing how we can help each other achieve our goals. This is a huge WIN, and I am so excited to see what the rest of the year will bring!"
Courtney 'Hubbard' Greiner told her teachers they were having a staff meeting... but really she surprised them with an activity to celebrate them and why they should be proud.. and then they had a painting party to boost staff morale!
Nicole Langdo asked her Assistant Director to take on the task of leading our staff fireside chats, and she did an incredible job including to set up a nice environment for them with the right atmosphere.
Talie Levine had a huge win this week. She changed the format of staff meetings to focus on creating a culture of accomplishments and sharing with this afternoon message, an idea she got from the responsive classroom.
Even though the teachers were initially hesitant, they started to realize just how many wins they have had this year already --- such a great win!!!