Build a Community that Thrives
Have weekly Team Meetings
I know it sounds like a no brainer, but sometimes we forget to let our team know what is happening, and they feel out the loop. Make weekly meetings and keep them at the sametime. Also, don't be afriad to make if fun. Add themes, small prizes, etc to add excitement to the team and show apprecation.
2. Allow Feedback
Staff and teachers need to feel like they a have say in the program . Their input is vital in the growth and stability of your program. Feedback and open communication creates atmosphere where your team will feel connected and heard. Surveys, letting the team pick field trips, curriculum input, and more will get everyone involved and ideas flowing.
3. Make sure they have Everything they need
It's hard to work when you do not have everything needed to complete the job. Make sure as the leader that you provide everything your team needs to do the job correctly.
4. Respect your Team's Time
The unexpected happens, espescially when children are involved. However, respect the professional time and personnel time of you're team. Refrain from communicating with your staff about work when they are off. And when it's time for them to leave, let them go. This display of respect let's your team know that you respect them as a whole person, not just as an employee.