“If you are truly motivated to build a successful child care center, don’t put down this inspirational book until you reach the last page. Whether dealing with keeping your center full, inspiring or retaining your staff, the stories in here will give you invaluable insights and contribute to your success. I wish I had this book 25 years ago as we were getting started.”
—Ty Durekas, Co-Founder, Children’s Creative Learning Center
“Julie Bartkus is an inspiration; it is no wonder so many people wanted to be a part of this book! Child Care Business Success is a telling work, genuinely motivated by Julie’s vision to support child care owners as they strive to uplevel their businesses. With every story shared in this book, you’ll be inspired to make your vision your reality. Julie has a personal, heartfelt approach to getting to the root of the real needs in child care while supporting her clients with her easy-to-follow Child Care Business Success Model. With every page you read it will become clearer and clearer that what you desire is possible!”
—Dena AuCoin, Kaplan University
“Julie Bartkus has written a masterpiece that should be put into the hands of every child care business owner and director. Her insightful interviews and easy-to-follow success model make this book a gem. Her book is awesome and one I simply couldn’t stop reading!”
—Regina Miller, Owner, Princeton Children’s Center
“Being mentored by Julie Bartkus has brought me so many gains, both professionally as a child care business owner and personally. As I’ve implemented her strategies over these past two years that we’ve been working together, I’ve seen a transformation in my business that I didn’t even know was possible. In the first three weeks alone we enrolled thirty-six children—far more than we ever had enrolled before in that short of a time.
“But the benefits far exceed enrollment. My vision has become a powerful force in our program. Families recognize a difference in our program and want to be part of what we offer. Our teaching team has become more professional and aligned with the vision of the company to wrap our arms around our families. We no longer struggle with petty problems, but instead forge pathways to new levels of excellence. In one year we went from a program with a provisional license to a four-star program, and we have increased revenues for our single site by over $200,000 per year.
“As I read this book I recognized so much of what Julie taught me through her mentoring. I know this book will have a powerful impact on other child care business owners and directors who are looking for a way to reach much higher goals in their child care businesses.”
—Mary Wardlaw, Owner, The Children’s Center
“Julie Bartkus understands the big issues that truly make the difference for child care business success–having a vision and culture that motivate an empowered team of people. This book helps bring these critical concepts to life with powerful, real-world case studies.”
—Ron Spreeuwenberg, Co-Founder and CEO, HiMama