What Do Child Care Employees Want to Know From Their Director?


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by Cathy Abraham

As a director, it is important to know what your employees want to know from you. They include:

  • The 'why' of decisions
  • What is expected of them
  • How they're doing - feedback on job performance
  • How management decisions affect their job
  • Ways to make their job easier
  • What opportunities are available to them
  • What specific steps to take to achieve their professional goals
  • Personnel policies and benefit information
  • How to do a better job
  • Future center or company plans that may affect them
  • How this company fares in relation to the competition
  • If they have job security
  • Overall goals and philosophies of the center and the company
  • And last but not least...When are they getting a raise and how much will it be?