Inspirational and Empowering Child Care Business Owners To Build Successful Child Care Businesses

rock your brand

My husband and I just got back in town from a trip to beautiful Destin, Florida.  We stayed at the Hilton Resort and it was gorgeous.

In fact, I picked the Hilton because for their Brand and I can always expect excellence from the Hilton Brand.

In fact, as I was on vacation; I was inspired to reflect on my very own Child Care Business Brand and make necessary changes when I returned to the Business.

My experience was excellent and a time to remember. Furthermore, I believe that every Business Brand should provide an experience that customers will never forget!

Let’s take a look at how your brand affects your Child Care Business….

Your Brand is Everything that you do in Business and the experience that you give to your customers!

If your business practices or the experience that you offer to parents is in question at any time, during any transaction, with any person interacting with your  business, your brand is both in question and in jeopardy!

Just in case you are wondering, what does your Brand have to do with Marketing;

Your Brand has everything to do with marketing of your Child Care Business. In fact, how you carry yourself and the practices in your childcare business is a great marketing tool.

I have discovered this: It takes years to build a trusted Business brand and only a moment to destroy it!

 

Here are seven ways to Establish and  Improve your Brand:

  1. Always be polite to your parents and their family members.
  2. Strive to improve any practices that are not satisfactory.
  3. Get your parents feedback on a regular basis, because if parents are not happy, this could affect your brand.
  4. Ask your parents the following question: When you think of my daycare; what words come to mind? This is a great indicator of what type of brand you have established for your business.
  5. If you have encountered  a negative situation with a parent, be sure that your last conversation with the parent is on a positive note.
  6. Be sure that you have a logo on any literature that goes home, on your website and on marketing brochures
  7. Require that you employees always look nice from their uniform to their hair.

That was only a few branding tips, however, I want you to know that you are your Business Brand, so be sure that you reflect your brand with your appearance, how you answer the phone, be mindful of what you post on social media, etc.

Be sure that your behavior and business practices reflect your Business Brand!

To Your Success,

Shiketa

For more Marketing or Branding ideas, check out my Marketing 101 toolkit.

 

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This blog post is an excerpt from my family Home Child Care Empowerment Club.

Holding an annual or bi-annual parent-teacher conference with your parents is a sure way to get the parents to view you as an early Childhood professional and to let them know that their child’s early childhood education is important to you.

Let’s go through the steps of conducting a successful parent/teacher conference:

  1. Step one- Plan the times of year that you would prefer to hold conference with parents
  2. Step two- Decide if the conferences you will have an assistant to care for the children while you conduct conferences, will they be during nap time, in the evenings, on the weekends or over the phone.
  3. Step three-Create a form to notify parents of upcoming parent/teacher conferences and times that are available. Be sure to include a feedback form for parents to record what they would like to discuss. ** Give parents at least three time choices.
  4. Step four-Plan to hold conferences for no more than 20 minutes, so be sure to write down a conference topic for each family. For example: for the first 5-minutes; thank the parents for attending the conference, tell them how much you enjoy having their child in your program, go over what you will talk about for the next 10 minutes and allow the parents to talk or ask question for the last five minutes.
  5. Step five- Practice your conference and time yourself.
  6. Step six- After all parent/teacher conferences are complete, issue a parent survey to get the parent’s feedback. This will help you to make needed improvements, if any.

To your Success!

Shiketa

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