Vernon H. Mason, Jr. M.Ed.
Vernon Mason has been an early childhood administrator for over 26 years with a master’s degree in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University.
With a $5,000 credit card in 1991, he and his mother opened a small child care center with a capacity of 30 that grew to 125. In 1999, it was destroyed by a natural disaster. After rebuilding and starting over, Vernon grew WEE SCHOOL Child Development Center to 248 children in just 2 years. When he turned 40 he purchased three troubled childcare centers in just 12 months. What a midlife crisis! He still wonders why he didn’t have an affair or buy a sports car like everybody else. He is currently the owner of five centers with 100 staff caring for 600 children.
Inspiring and Training
Several years ago, as a natural step, Vernon began consulting, training, secret-shopping, and giving keynote addresses. He is known for his inspiring storytelling, candor, and humor in his presentations at local, state, and national conferences. Vernon’s very popular keynotes and trainings come from real life experiences. He has been hands-on in childcare programs for decades. While being a director, he also was a cook, filled in classrooms, took care of maintenance (an expert at unclogging toilets), and multisite management.
Vernon founded Directors Leadership Solutions out of his desire to make directors’ paths to success easier. The membership program is a hub for Vernon to share information he has learned along the way. He shares a variety of resources like parent communication dealing with everything from biting, staff turnover, and tuition rate increases. Get tips on how to handle parent complaints, getting employees to do what you ask and developing a healthy work environment.
Last updated: 7/25/2018