ECE Certified Leadership
Development Program

A premier leadership program for owners and 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 management and leadership abilities.

Typically, our ECE school owners and operators 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  ——> Leaders inspire trust.

Managers focus on getting work done  ——> Leaders empowering others

With the IC360 ECE Certified Leadership Development Program, you will take a significant step forward in becoming that leader.

2024 Leadership Development Program

  • Waiting List Open

    Elevate your childcare leadership skills through our multi-week program. Waiting list now open for upcoming 2024 session.

  • Certified Expert Instructor

    Learn from Jim Cooper, a Certified Executive Coach with over 15 years and 2,500 hours of coaching experience. Jim holds a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from the University of Texas at Dallas.

  • Tailored for Childcare
    Owners & Operators

    Specifically designed for Owners, CEOs, Directors, Assistant Directors, and Teachers. Jim will guide you to apply tested coaching and leadership skills to empower your team and enhance your school's culture.

  • Comprehensive Resources

    All participants will receive an editable PDF digital workbook, ensuring a tailored learning experience. Additionally, you'll gain exclusive lifetime access to the recorded sessions, providing a valuable resource for ongoing reference and reinforcement of key insights.

  • Transform Your Team

    Act now to secure your spot by calling 1-800-655-5659 or emailing Take the first step to create new leaders, stabilize staff turnover, and foster a culture of empowerment and accountability.
    Limited space available; Accommodations for multi-location schools.

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“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 and Directors Should Become a Certified ECE Leadership Coach:

We believe the secret sauce to success in ECE is the stabilization of your teacher base which in turn, allows you to get to full enrollments and profitability, leading to a wonderful experience in your school from your children and families. A key component of that, in addition to wages, benefits, and performance, is how a leader develops the culture. How they Inspire!

Our ECE Leadership certification program occurs over a 4-week period, with a 2-hour hands-on virtual meeting. Training will be led by our Certified Executive Coach trainer with over 2500 hours and 15 years of Executive Coaching experience and formalized training from the International Coaching Federation.

At the conclusion of this ECE leadership program, you will be rewarded with an IC360 ECE certified Leadership Development program.

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

  • Apply tested coach and leadership 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 leaders.
  • Elevate your schools’ culture through leadership 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 leadership to manage and handle day-to-day activities.
This program is for Owners, Operators, Directors, Administrators, or anyone who would be in a leadership role in your schools or business. We also organize fixed virtual classes with peer groups. 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

Get to Know Your Childcare Business Partner

Take the first step towards transforming your childcare business by scheduling a tour of our business solutions.
Here’s what happens next:

  1. Fill out our form, and our team will promptly receive your  request.
  2. Expect a quick response – we’ll reach out to you via phone or email to discuss your needs.
  3. We’ll schedule a time that suits your schedule to provide a tour of our innovative business solutions.

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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 leadership roles evolve from managers to true leaders.

Focus on the 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 leadership development program that will change your style from management to leadership. Being able to teach your team the basics of coaching and leadership will bring your schools to a whole new level of 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.