The vision of Early Childhood Professionals is to be in partnership with you, the local church or Christian childcare provider, building and equipping your center with the best services, programs, and outreach tools available, serving God and His children.
Early Childhood Professionals
Our mission is to provide professional consultations and other services to churches and Christian early childhood development centers that they might fulfill their goals to provide high quality Christian childcare for the families and children in their communities.
EC Pros is a national organization with a mission to build and equip first class Christian childcare institutions in partnership with the local church, working in rural, suburban and urban settings.
We Are a Christian Organization
We believe in one eternal God, who is three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in God the Father, who is the creator of all that exists. We believe in Jesus Christ, who is the Fathers Son, who was born of a virgin, who suffered and died for the sins of humanity, and who rose to life again in victory over death. And we believe in the Holy Spirit, who creates and builds faith in peoples hearts that they would believe Jesus died and rose from the grave for them, and that he comes to people through the proclamation of the Word of God which gives witness to his saving grace.
We Value Human Life
We believe God created people as an expression of his love, and we believe God desires for people to share this love with one another as an expression of their love for him.
We Value Childcare as a Vocation
Because we believe God created people in his image as an expression of his love, and because we believe God wills for people to share this love one with another, it is our conviction that our calling is to do so by providing high quality, Christ-centered early childhood development centers for families everywhere in partnership with the local church.
Why EC Pros Is Essential for Your Childcare Center
Each member of our team of consultants has an expert knowledge in his or her specialty, a love for Jesus, and a passion for outreach which they hope to share with you.
Services EC Pros Offers Your Early Childhood Development Center
With an Envisioning Workshop we will work with you to show your church how a ministry in childcare can make a big difference in its community. Using stories, presentations, and question-answer sessions, well help you draw a picture of the vibrancy of childcare ministry for your people. This presentation may also be used to stimulate interest in several churches which are working together in a region.
If you are thinking about building a new early childhood development center or adding on to an existing center, we will help you to determine the feasibility of your plans. This study includes a site visit by one of our consultants who will examine your proposed site for the center, attend meetings with the leadership of your church and/or the existing center, and collect information from relevant local agencies. This study also includes the analysis of local demographics, competition, and other relevant factors. After the site visit, we will issue a report with a compilation of the data we have collected and recommendations concerning the future viability of your proposed childcare center.
As good stewards we want to be as sure that building a childcare center is viable and that were building the best kind of center for our community. A Market Feasibility Study helps you to do that. This study includes a SWOT analysis that you may understand your centers future challenges and prospects, an analysis of different scenarios for the development of your proposed center with a cost-benefit analysis, a detailed list of objectives for the proposed center, a complete market analysis, including a demographic study and investigation of competition, and a comprehensive financial plan. A Market Feasibility Study will help you to build the right kind of center and it may also help you to secure funding from your financial service provider.
When you decide that you are going to build a childcare center, then you need to know how to build and run it. A Business Plan shows you how to do that. This document includes a management system appropriate for your future center, a detailed description of staffing needs, a marketing and advertising plan, and a comprehensive financial plan. A Business Plan will help you to build your center in the right way and it may also help you to secure funding from your financial service provider.
As you begin the development of the property for your future early childhood development center, we will work with you to develop your plan for compliance with local regulations, accreditation standards, building codes, and zoning ordinances.
We will provide you with a series of customized manuals with all of the tools you need to successfully manage your early childhood development center. A healthy, fully-functional management system includes guides for operations for everything from staffing to admissions, from classroom management to financial accounting, from compliance to food delivery.
We will provide you with a comprehensive report with recommendations for branding, positioning, advertising, and other marketing tools for your early childhood development center to boost enrollment and increase your opportunities for Christian outreach.
Well provide recommendations for a curriculum for each age group in your early childhood development center, including suggestions for implementation and assessment. Recommendations for management software for enrollment and staffing needs will also be included.
We will work with you to develop a plan for how your early childhood development center can build and maintain a healthy staff, including recommendations for staff training, leadership development, in-service projects, continuing education, educational retreats, and other support systems.
We will provide professional coaching for the director of your center in partnership with the coaching institute, CoachNet. The desired outcomes of coaching include the building of leadership skills, the identification of professional strengths and opportunities for growth, the development of goal setting and planning abilities, and the improvement of communications skills. We believe professional coaching is always helpful for a director regardless their level of experience and expertise as it provides a system of accountability and inspiration for growth as a leader.
TESTIMONIES ABOUT OUR CONSULTANTS
You have an amazing woman working with you. She is one of the nicest, most knowledgeable people, both in education and in school administration I have ever met. I am really looking forward to her report. Thank you so much for sending her. Erin H., preschool director
I just wanted to let you know that she was wonderful during our time together today. She really was a blessing for us and we look forward to receiving the report! Pastor Joe
We had a really, really great consultation. The consultant had wonderful insights concerning our situation and she was an excellent teacher for our leadership board. Pastor Gee
We were very encouraged by the consultant’s report. He was a delight to work with. We felt that he really understood what we were looking for. Pastor Benson
I appreciated the depth of the report and I’m quite happy with it. Pastor Carlson
Our consultant has been phenomenal to work with! Pastor Behnke