Over the years I have listened to parents tell me what they really want from a child care provider. In fact, if you listen closely; parents are telling you every day what they really want.
Moreover, when you know what parents want, you will soon find yourself getting more referrals from parents and the parents will not want to go anyplace else!
Today I am going to share with you; 3 things that parents want:
1. They want a safe place for their children. When you plan to provide a safe place for children, this will reduce your number of accident/incident reports and parents will also have a peace of mind when they leave their children with you. Be sure to notify parents of monthly safety checks and inform them when you receive compliance notices from recent license visits. They will brag on you if they know that your program is a safe place! Get more safety tips here, click here
2. Parents want their children to be in an educational environment. Implement a curriculum, post lesson plans, post photos of educational activities that take place in your program on your website or social media pages and let parents know that you have an educational place for children! Get more tips here, click here
3. They want you to take good care of their children. This includes paying attention to very small details such as: shoes being tied, nose & face clean. Show the parents that you really care about their children. Communicate with parents on a daily basis about their child’s day, such as sharing the following; share something funny about the child’s day with the parent or even give the child a big hug upon arrival.
Whatever you do; show the parents that you really care for their children. “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. ” John Maxwell
I look forward to reading your thoughts about this blog post. Be sure to leave your comments below and share this post with other Child Care Business Owners.
For tips on how to build an educational or safe place for kids, check out the following resources:
Family Home Child Care Empowerment eClub
Quality Child Care Center eClub
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