ECE Coaching
Certification Program

A premier coaching program for Owners/Operators of Early Childcare and Education (ECE) Schools.

Quite often, we find there are a variety of backgrounds within the ECE industry. Some come from the education field or in-home care, while others come from a greater business background. With this comes varying degrees of ECE management and coaching abilities.

Typically, our owners and operators of childcare businesses have little formal management training, and their management teams are composed of teachers and care staff who evolved into directors.

In any situation, the way a team is managed will directly impact your culture, teacher stability, team morale, enrollment growth, and ability to handle daily challenges.

What is the difference between Managing and Leading?

Managers seek control.——-> Coaches inspire trust.

Managers focus on getting work done.——-> Coaches empower others.

With the IC360 ECE Coaching Certification Program, you will take a significant step forward in becoming that coach.

“There are only two ways to influence human behavior:

- Simon Sinek
Of the two above, guess which approach Inspire Care 360 believes in?

Why Owners/Operators Should Become a Certified ECE Coach:

We believe the secret sauce to success in ECE is the stabilization of your teacher base. A key component of that, in addition to wages, benefits, and performance, is how a leader develops the culture. How they Inspire!

Our 20-hour certification program occurs over a 9-week period, with a weekly 2-hour hands-on virtual meeting. Training will be led by our Certified Executive Coach trainer, Jim Cooper, with over 2500 hours and 15 years of Executive Coaching experience and formalized training from the International Coaching Federation.

In this program, you will learn, understand, and demonstrate the 5 Key Coaching Skills:

At the conclusion of this ECE coaching program, you will be rewarded with an IC360 ECE Coaching Certification Program certificate.

For those who successfully complete the ECE coaching program, they will be empowered with the skills to:

  • Apply tested coach and coaching learned skills to support and develop teammates, subordinates, peers’ others who seek personal development and mentoring.
  • Empower teammates to reach school and personal goals and objectives.
  • Develop teammate accountability and mutual respect.
  • Inspire teammates.
  • Support teammates to solve their own challenges.
  • Support teammates by building a strong,supportive and communicative culture.
  • Groom new and future coaches.
  • Elevate your schools’ culture through coaching and empowerment with accountability.
  • Develop teammates through experiential development for their own self-worth.
  • Stabilize their teaching staff by reducing turnover through a higher level of engaged and empowered staff.
  • Owners/Operators to empower coaches to manage and handle day-to-day activities.

The IC360 Difference

Keys to Success

Give one a fish, and they will eat for a day, teach one to fish, and they’ll eat for a lifetime.

This program is meant to equip you with the skills you need to deal with all the challenges and opportunities you and your team are presented with. Our program is meant to help individuals in coaching roles evolve from managers to true coaches.

Focuses on the Root Cause

One would need a lifetime of experience in ECE to know how to handle all the challenges that are presented daily. This program will empower you and your team to uncover the root issue of the situation and develop the skills to problem-solve quickly and efficiently.

Accountability Partner

You will learn to be an accountability partner with your teammates, guiding them in finding answers to their own challenges.

Unmatched in the ECE Industry

Many programs focus on tips & tricks, how-to lists, and if/then scenarios. This is a true coaching development program that will change your style from management to leadership. Being able to teach your team the basics of coaching will bring your schools to a whole new level of success.

Work on your Business, Not in your Business

Our program will help you lead through example, coaching, and support. You’ll learn how to empower your team to make your business runs successfully without solely relying on you.

This program is for Owners/Operators who are interested in taking on more of a coaching approach in their schools. There is support throughout the course with an open door from the instructor and a safe environment to answer any questions. You may have your comfort stretched a bit, but you will never be put on the spot as this is a program about your development. Inspire Care 360 is a highly trusted solution leader in our industry, and our focus is always on your success.

Your Inspire Care 360 100% Happiness Guarantee

Our #1 priority here at Inspire Care 360 is your happiness. We stand by our Membership 100%. If you have a problem, we will solve it.
If we cannot solve it, you will not be responsible for the remainder of the agreement.


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