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Navigating Staffing Challenges in Childcare & Preschools

Nov 3, 2022 12:42:13 PM / by Rob Teplansky

Have you struggled with staffing challenges since opening or re-opening your center as the pandemic has eased? What are you doing to attract and retain help? Here's what one of your colleagues says.

"For any number of's really been an employee-driven market in the past year, and wages have increased significantly. So there's a broad demand for quality workers where there's a limited supply."

In this insightful three-and-a-half minute video clip, Jason Greenberg, Founder and Owner of Early Risers in Brookline, Massachusetts, describes why he feels it is so important to retain teachers and maintain a continuity of care. He talks about how Early Risers has successfully addressed staffing challenges in a fiercely competitive market for quality employees.

We hope you enjoy the video!

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Jason Greenberg joined Smart Lunches' David Morris for a wide-ranging discussion about surviving as a small business owner during the pandemic, his strategy for managing staffing issues in a tight labor market, and his thoughts on what has changed in the industry and where things might be going in the future. If you would like to see the full conversation, click here.

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Topics: child care, family style, NUGGETS, preschool, cacfp

Rob Teplansky

Written by Rob Teplansky