Meet Founder Karen Foster-Jorgensen

Karen Foster-Jorgensen is a business strategist who designs solutions to key early childhood business challenges. She is both a dreamer and a doer! Karen imagines your greatness and builds practical strategies for your success.

She authored It's More About STRATEGY Than Math! Childcare Business Financial Success DIRECTOR ROLE. Her previous book, now out of print, was  Financial Management for the Childcare Executive Officer (CEO).

Having honed her skills in both non-profit management and childcare business ownership, Karen’s in-person and online business consulting and training events are popular throughout North America. She has experience and advanced training in early childhood and elementary teaching as well as business management and leadership.

Karen founded, owned and directed two early childhood centers serving over 200 families with children ages six weeks to 10 years. She also has extensive experience working with programs seeking accreditation. Karen is a published author, recognized conference speaker, well-known innovator and successful turnaround expert and writer of million-dollar grants for early childhood business expansion. In addition to non-profit leadership as a YMCA Executive Director, she has taught from preschool to college level, and pursued entrepreneurial interests.

Internationally, Karen is the Canada national representative to the World Forum on Early Care and Education, and has presented at their conferences in Macao, China and Auckland, New Zealand. She also received the Canada 150 Award for her leadership in engaging business communities with early education leaders.

Often inspired at the edge of an ocean, Karen designs innovative solutions to difficult challenges in early education finance and management. Receiving appreciative accolades from her audiences, Karen is dedicated to early childhood director success and passionate about meeting quality missions through strong finances. Ideas and questions fuel more innovative solutions from Karen, and she welcomes your inspirations at https://www.ChildCareDirector.com and on Facebook at ChildCareDirector.com

Meet Us

Welcome to ChildcareDirector.com from Karen and Rolf Foster-Jorgensen! We serve directors, administrators and owners of early childhood education organizations worldwide. Our mission is all about assisting childcare leaders meet your missions of quality service to children and families. How will we work together to accomplish these goals?

With ChildcareDirector.com you have opportunities to enhance your productivity and build success of your early childhood business by:

  • Defining your role and identifying the skills, attributes and goals needed for success
  • Building competencies in the ten key areas of early childhood management and leadership
  • Creating networking opportunities to learn from, and share ideas with, directors on all continents
  • Experiencing a new world of learning and connecting, all from the convenience of your computer, at times that fit your life.
  • Achieving your career/work goals while prioritizing happiness, accomplishment and freedom in your life goals.

Our experience in the early childhood business is well established. We’ve been building our expertise with degrees in early education and social sciences, teaching in public and private schools, Montessori and preschools, serving as executive directors of major not-for-profit organizations, serving as board presidents of learning and community organizations, completing advanced study in management and finance, founding and directing early childhood and school age programs – all this to bring you the background, skills and perspective to have already guided 100’s of early childhood programs in building quality, accreditation, leadership and management and 1000’s of directors, owners and staff teams in their growth and success. We are excited to work with you in achieving your goals!

Join these passionate advocates for Quality Early Childhood Care and Education TODAY!

Karen as Expert Resource

Karen Foster-Jorgensen has coordinated the Childcare Director Credential since 2009, having designed the online version in 2008 after serving on the original development committee in 1998 and teaching the first live class in 1999.