One of the main benefits of choosing to franchise is gaining access to the support of an established franchisor. KLA Schools takes our responsibility to help franchise owners seriously because we know it will also positively impact the educational outcomes of our schools. Our preschool franchise leadership program is a perfect example of this commitment.

Created and delivered by Mecca Johnson, founder and President of My Joy Speaks and a consultant for KLA Schools, the “Leadership Power Series” is designed to help franchise owners develop their skills to provide a supportive environment for teachers to deliver a better student learning experience. Mecca’s 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education, the majority of which were in a senior leadership position with a national franchise company, have provided her an experienced, unique, and innovative perspective on leadership.

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The program takes KLA franchise owners on a transformative journey to shape their understanding of leadership skills necessary to achieve success in the early childhood education industry. Whether you’ve spent your career working as an educator or pursuing other interests, you’ll benefit from the focus on understanding how to lead people in this unique industry.

KLA Schools is committed to offering our franchise owners a structured framework to develop their leadership skills. The benefits of what you’ll learn through the program can be passed along to the teachers and staff at your childcare franchise to ultimately improve every facet of operating your KLA School and most specifically your students’ classroom experience.

What Makes Our Preschool Leadership Program Effective?

Building an effective childcare experience that delivers what parents and children deserve is about more than delivering a first-in-class curriculum. One of the most important parts of holding a leadership position is utilizing emotional intelligence to strengthen working relationships. This is particularly vital to your success in early childhood education, given the age of the students who will be attending your KLA preschool and the importance of developing trusted partnerships with parents

The KLA team recognizes the importance of nurturing mental and emotional health–not just for young children but also for your staff. By offering the “Leadership Power Series,” we strive to help you learn how to lead with confidence, authenticity, and empathy. The program doesn’t just give you base-level pointers on leadership–it heavily focuses on the significance of emotional intelligence in building resilient, successful teams and fostering a healthy work environment.

The “Leadership Power Series” equips you with the tools to excel in a rapidly evolving world. It also helps you adapt quickly to the shifting needs of your leadership teams and the teachers and students in the KLA Schools classrooms that you will oversee as a franchise owner.

By completing the series, you can unlock the keys to having a lasting impact while nurturing and preparing the next generation for a life well lived. This program has generated incredible results for our franchise owners, helping us stand out from standard daycare options in the minds of staff, parents, guardians, and children.

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The “Leadership Power Series” Difference

If you’re curious to learn how the “Leadership Power Series” is actually structured, we’re happy to offer a breakdown here. This comprehensive program covers essential ways that your KLA franchise can redefine leadership in both individual classrooms and the early childhood education industry overall. Speaking on what inspired this unique program, Mecca Johnson explained:

“I believe we are created for relationship. I love people and find my greatest joy and fulfillment in helping the adults in a child’s world to self-direct, to hold themselves accountable, and to establish authentic relationships so they (we) can deliver the best early childhood education experience to the children entrusted to our care.”

The program is split into twelve distinct modules to address each individual aspect of the approach to leadership that the“Leadership Power Series” takes. Each session provides opportunities for instruction, fosters interaction, and encourages valuable feedback that you can incorporate into your leadership style.

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Additionally, the program utilizes cohort groups to collaborate with other attendees while learning from other leadership team members about their experiences and expertise. The twelve modules that you will complete during the Series cover the following topics:

  • Servant Leadership
  • Followership
  • Grace
  • Self-Awareness
  • Teachability
  • Compliance
  • Adaptation
  • Engagement
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Executive Presence
  • Authenticity

Through the program, Mecca has coached franchise owners to success in the areas of:

  • Leadership
  • Education
  • Operations policies and procedures
  • Marketing
  • Culture
  • State licensing compliance
  • Relationship building
  • Administrative and HR practices
  • And more!

You will earn up to 24 hours of management and leadership training for the year by attending all available sessions. Additionally, as a KLA franchise owner, you'll be provided the opportunity to participate in ongoing workshops. These will allow you to continue your development as a school leader by putting your new-found knowledge to work, building a superior school experience for your students and staff.

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Ready to discover the powerful difference that the “Leadership Power Series” can make for your KLA Schools franchise? Reach out to discuss our approach to operating a preschool and how a franchising agreement can make sense for both of us!

Mecca Johnson is founder and President of My Joy Speaks and a consultant for KLA Schools. Mecca’s 30 years of experience in the field of early childhood education, the majority of which were in a senior leadership position with a national franchise company, have provided her an experienced, unique, and innovative perspective on leadership. She has been a teacher, director, consultant, coach and speaker and trainer for many years. As a consultant, Mecca coached owners to success in the areas of leadership, education, operations policies and procedures, marketing, culture, state licensing compliance, relationship building, administrative, HR issues and more. As the Executive Director of Training and Development for a national franchise, Mecca and her team were responsible for successfully developing, delivering, assessing, and evaluating the effectiveness of training for corporate team members, over 300 Franchise Owners, and approximately 15,000 directors, teachers, and staff.

“I believe we are created for relationship. I love people and find my greatest joy and fulfillment in helping the adults in a child’s world to self-direct, to hold themselves accountable, and to establish authentic relationships so they (we) can deliver the best early childhood education experience to the children entrusted to our care.” MJ