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Welcome Aboard! Mastering the Art of Hiring and Onboarding New Talent for your Family Child Care Program

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Course Length

4 hours

Delivery Method

Asynchronous eLearning


On-Demand eLearning

Course Summary

This exclusive Think Small Institute course is designed to guide you through the essential steps of hiring and integrating new staff for your family child care program. You’ll begin by exploring and articulating your personal philosophy on how children learn and the type of program you aim to provide for the families and children you serve. Throughout the course, you will develop a clear philosophy and mission statement for your program, create a comprehensive set of interview questions tailored to find the best fit for your team, and design an effective advertising plan to attract talent. You will also implement a 90-day onboarding plan to smoothly integrate new hires into your program and reflect on your current workplace culture, identifying areas for improvement to foster an environment with clear expectations and strong teamwork. By the end of this course, you will have the tools and strategies needed to hire and onboard new staff confidently, ensuring your family child care program thrives with a cohesive, well-supported team.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Describe their personal philosophy of early care and education.
  • Explain the program’s mission, purpose, and standards to colleagues, families, and others.
  • Develop policies and explain issues related to establishing professional relationships with families and coworkers.
  • Prioritize ongoing professional development activities for self and others and align these with practices.
CEU Credits

.4 CEUs

CDA Competency Area
  • Content Area VI: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism
MN KCF Content Area
  • VI: Professionalism

3 (Advanced)

State Approval
  • MN
  • VT