In this podcast episode, Kate and Carrie discuss the challenges faced by childcare centers during December. They offer tips on managing staff leave requests, handling parents' payment concerns during closures, and planning holiday activities. Learn how to proactively plan, prioritize tasks, and move end-of-year reports to January to ease the workload. They also emphasize the importance of self-care for directors and celebrating staff. Carrie proposes delegating tasks, hosting team-building activities, and even hiring cheerleaders to boost morale. Kate and Carrie also highlight the value of having a parent volunteer to assist in organizing events. The key takeaway is to plan and make December manageable and enjoyable for everyone.

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