How To Be A Great Leader At Your Childcare Center [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed Chanie Wilschanski, CEO of Schools of Excellence. Chanie discussed how centers can overcome common challenges, provided tips on how to design your day to have healthy boundaries, and ultimately, make everything a little bit smoother! She also shared techniques on how we can all filter out distractions and focus on the high-priority work.

🎤Our Special Guest:

Chanie Wilschanski, CEO of Schools of Excellence

Chanie Wilschanski is an Early Childhood Leadership Coach and Culture Specialist, and she has had the privilege of working with hundreds of EC Directors who are working to build a School of Excellence. Chanie began her journey over a decade ago, teaching toddlers at the acclaimed Preschool of the Arts in NYC. Continuing her path into higher studies, she got her Masters in EC and Special Education and started training teachers and school leaders on the HOW part of creating excellence in their schools.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes from Chanie

  • No one consciously creates dependency.
  • Why dependency happens:: 
    • We don’t have enough time to coach, train and, mentor our people. 
    • I can do it better” mentality. 
    • Trust. 
  • We have fear around delegating. You need to commit to not creating a culture of fear! Create a culture of safety and security. 
  • A definition of a great leader is your own definition. 
  • We need to reduce the demands of the job, meaning the demands have to adjust with the resources. 
  • We need to provide support for the staff.
  • Create a culture and environment that fosters and builds opportunity and skills. 
  • Clear is kind!


Connect with Chanie

  • [Website] – Schools of Excellence 
  • [Podcast] – Schools of Excellence Podcast 
  • Sign up at to be the first to know when registration opens for Delegate To Elevate: Roles & Responsibilities of a High-Performing Team. Delegate To Elevate is a LIVE workshop for overworked Owners & Directors who want to build high-performing teams, so they have a fully-staffed, fully-enrolled school…while reclaiming their time freedom.

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Ria Reive

Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.

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