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Asking the Tough Questions

Some people shy away from asking tough questions. We are not those people. In fact, we find it practically impossible not to have our minds race with questions about everything we hear in meetings, in the news, in the research and books we read! Recently, Groundwork Ohio released research they conducted on the state of […]

Finding Balance in Family Child Care: The Tricycle Analogy

Achieving success for anyone takes focus, dedication, and the ability to find balance in all they are doing both personally and professionally. Family Child Care is no different. More so than any other educator position in the early education field, a family child care provider not only must find balance between their work as an […]

Grant Funding Distribution: A Targeted Approach

by Patricia Dischler I still remember the first grant I received as a family child care provider and how it felt like it had been a monumental waste of my time. I had filled out a ton of paperwork for the state to show them I was in need of support. Then I got the […]

Disrupting the System

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One of our goals at Community Coaching is to become a lens for the field, to help others see more clearly what the barriers to growth are in the field of family child care and asking the right questions to help them break them down. We have a quote from Albert Einstein on our website […]

Being Comfortable In My Own Ignorance

You Are Asking Questions, But Are You Listening? I have been re-reading one of my favorite books, A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas by Warren Berger which time after time grounds me in the power of questioning, not only towards others, but questioning ourselves. We ask questions from the […]

Find Your Tribe

“It takes a tribe to raise a human.” Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind We all have those sayings that we heard constantly in our homes growing up. One of those sayings that I heard in my house was “you become whom you hang out with”. My parents often talked about surrounding yourself […]

Family Child Care Environments

We’ve been talking a lot lately at Community Coaching about environments, and the spectrum of what that looks like and means in family child care. On one hand, we firmly believe that family child care business owners should not be pressured to turn their homes into a center, especially if it means their family would […]

What Game are We Playing?

It’s like we’re asking teachers to play CHESS, and letting them know they will be assessed on how well they play, the moves they make, the quality of their game. BUT, we’re giving them a BACKGAMMON board to play on. And, we’re giving them a partial set of CHINESE CHECKERS to play with. The education […]

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