“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan” –Tom Landry.
Coach Landry makes an interesting point in that it is one thing to set a goal, but it is another it decide how you will achieve it. Do you have any goals that you have always wanted to accomplish and see come to life at your child care center? It’s time to make it happen!
A few common goals we have in mind include:
- Goal 1. Ensure the safety and well being of every child.
- Goal 2. Promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
- Goal 3. Boost parent communication and involvement within the center.
- Goal 4. Support social and emotional development.
- Goal 5. Develop as a center, including staff and facility growth.
These are just a few commonly set goals that child care centers work toward. Aside from these, think of the goals that you want your child care center to focus on. Once you have done so, write them down. Writing your goals down makes you much more likely to actually achieve them in the long run. Not only writing them down, but also telling someone else will help motivate you to continuously work towards achieving these goals. Each person that is involved may have a different vision for the center, including the parents and staff members. It is important to hear from everybody so that no one’s goals go unheard or unappreciated.
After this step, plan your course of action. This can include small to significantly large steps toward the direction of accomplishing the goals you have set for not only yourself, but your business. The idea is to not just think about these goals, but to really see them come to life and become a part of your regular routine. Do not hesitate to reach high and strive for excellence. Decide how you are going to work toward achieving your goals, stick to the plan, and see the transformation right before your eyes!