Colorful Clipboard

Colorful Clipboard

The building blocks of making dough in childcare.


#35 - Monkey Rules
Oct 22 • 23 min
#34 - Not My Monkey - Part 1 of 2
Oct 15 • 21 min
#33 - Growing your program
Oct 8 • 22 min
#32 - Pumpkin and Fall Art
Oct 1 • 27 min
It’s that time of year! Pumpkins, leave changing and halloween are kids favorite! Listen in to this week’s podcast to learn how you can fully celebrate this time of year in you child care center!
#31 - Celebrating Staff
Sep 24 • 18 min
How do you celebrate your staff? Do you feel like you’re doing enough or to much? This podcast will answer all your questions about how you can fully appreciate your staff and make sure you know how much you appreciate them!
#30 - If they quit - Now What and More
Sep 17 • 17 min
#29- When it is time to say goodbye to staff.
Sep 10 • 22 min
#28 -Working with parents when the Sh*t hits the fan because of staff decisions.
Sep 3 • 37 min
#27 - Handbooks and Standard Operating Procedure
Aug 27 • 19 min
#26 - Sharpen the saw
Aug 20 • 22 min
Dive into continuing education; what should it be for the leaders of your school? We reference our director training subscription. For more information go to https://texasdirector.org/Sys/Store/Products/20504
#25: School Partnership
Aug 13 • 23 min
#24 - Parents and the school day
Aug 9 • 34 min
#23 - Taking the classroom outdoors
Jul 31 • 19 min
#17 - Scripts for Tours & Phone Calls to Increase Enrollment
Jul 30 • 19 min
Kate & Carrie follow up on their Virtual Tours Episode 16 with discussion about creating scripts for the inbound phone calls, tours, and touch on automated scripts for incoming emails. If you would like to receive a copy of a sample script, email…
#22 - Parent handbooks - updates
Jul 30 • 25 min
We all have parent handbooks - when is the last time you reviewed them? What do you need to make sure you have in them? Kate and Carrie will discuss everything you need to know about them.
#18 - Vacations - tips and suggestions for planning
Jul 22 • 20 min
#21 - What Now! School District Calendars
Jul 16 • 27 min
Have you been struggling with school district calendars and the uproar of families who won’t send their elementary school kids back. What about us? Where was the uproar when we had to open Immediately?
#20 - Benefits and free child care
Jul 9 • 21 min
#19 - Special Days - Pirate
Jul 2 • 19 min
Kate and Carrie talk about planning around special days as ways to have some fun with curriculum planning. Their favorite day is Talk like a pirate day.
#16 - Virtual Tours
Jun 11 • 18 min
#15 - Widening your circle
Jun 4 • 26 min
Understanding who you hire and why. Who could you hire that you haven’t thought about in your circle of influence.
#14- Monkey managment
Jun 2 • 21 min
#13 - Building your team
May 28 • 19 min
#12 - Parties with your program families
May 14 • 19 min
#11 — First meeting before you open
May 7 • 22 min
We are in a changing time — as we get ready to open after several weeks of closure or minimal students and staff as a result of COVID - 19. Kate and Carrie discuss what to talk about during your first staff meeting before kids return.
#10 - Relaunch
Apr 30 • 25 min
#9 - 15 projects under $100
Apr 20 • 13 min
#8: The art of Playdough
Apr 15 • 18 min
Yes the thing we played with as kids is our topic for today’s podcast. Playdough can be a big part of a childcare center if you let it be. Listen to Carrie (lover of playdough) and Kate (Mother of children who were messy with playdough) discuss how you…
#7: Whats Next! Covid-19 won’t last forever. What will you do after it’s over
Apr 8 • 25 min
What’s next? Many ideas have popped into Carrie and Kate’s head on what’s going to happen after this pandemic. In today’s special podcast they talk about small businesses and their future. This podcast is meant to inform you of the current situation and…
#6 - Food allergies
Apr 8 • 19 min
Food allergies in a center can be scary, but in this podcast Carrie Casey and Kate Young talk to you about how to work through them and stay on budget. Please enjoy the next episode of Colorful Clipboard.
#5:Your kitchen
Apr 1 • 23 min
Not sure what your kitchen is doing for your center? Did you know there are ways your kitchen can get you some extra dough? Carrie and Kate talk about how to make the most out of your center’s kitchen.
#2 - What Staff Can Do When They Can’t Be In The Classroom
Mar 29 • 14 min
No matter what’s going on sometimes our staff aren’t able to come into work. In one of the newest podcast - Carrie and Kate give lots of ideas for what your staff can do while at home.
Test Episode: T-shirts - marketing secrets
Mar 26 • 18 min
What’s the secret to marketing your child care centers. Carrie and Kate in their very first “episode”.
#4 - Location, Location, Location
Mar 25 • 13 min
Location, Location, and yes Location in one of the biggest parts of owning a small business. No matter what your service is you can never neglect the importance of a good business location. Business owners Kate and Carrie talk about what you need to…
3: Curbappeal
Mar 25 • 15 min
Everyone should know the importance of first impressions. But how does that apply to your Small business? In this informative podcast we listen to 2 business owners and their tips on having the best curb appeal
#1 - Delegation
Mar 25 • 27 min
As Child Care directors we often put a lot on our plate. In this episode of Colorful Clipboard Carrie Casey and Kate Young talk about how to Delegate to employees in your child car center.
Bonus Episode: When everything goes wrong
Mar 23 • 21 min
Right now over half of child care centers around the US are having to close due to Covid-19. In a special Colorful Clipboard podcast Carrie Casey and Kate Young talk about what to do when everything goes wrong.