In this book, you'll be introduced to a diverse group of childcare providers who have transformed their passion for early childhood education into thriving enterprises. Each contributor candidly shares their personal stories, revealing the ups and downs they encountered along the way. Through heartfelt stories, practical advice, and powerful strategies, this book will equip you with the tools you need to navigate your business ups and downs with confidence and resilience.
Discover the secrets to their success as they share their strategies for attracting and retaining clients, managing finances, building a supportive team, and navigating the ever-changing landscape of early childhood education. Learn from their experiences, wisdom, and hard-earned lessons, which will empower you to overcome challenges and make informed decisions on your own entrepreneurial journey.
Yolanda Richey is from New Jersey but has made Virginia her home for over 30 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Virginia State University and her master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her passion for working with young children led to her career as a licensed family childcare provider and she has held various positions directing childcare programs. Seeing a need for engaging professional development, she became involved in coaching/consulting with various early childhood initiatives and eventually formed her own agency, Professional Advising & Career Empowerment (P.A.C.E.), to inspire early educators through various innovative training opportunities. Working throughout the childcare industry for many years has taught her how to overcome struggles, be present in joyous moments, and love others. Her quote for living her best life is, “Keep God first, be kind, and run your race at your pace!”. She is excited to share her journey with you!