How can I encourage our child care staff to be more of a team? I just started this job as a director.

Consistency and teamwork in child care are extremely important for the safety and care of all children. As a director, you can encourage the child care providers in your center to work as a team in several ways. Here are some suggestions:

  • Hold monthly staff meetings to ensure everyone is on the same page.
  • Plan occasional team-building exercises.
  • Attend professional development workshops or conferences as a team.
  • Send providers to different workshops, and then ask them to share what they