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8-Ways To Build Fall Enrollment

After several years of experiencing low enrollment at the end of Summer Camp, I realized that the best time to build enrollment for the fall is during the month of  July.

Why July? I will tell you why…

  1. July marks the mid way point of Summer and you do not want to wait til August to Build fall enrollment
  2. Parents are thinking about preparing their children for back-to- school in July
  3. It’s a great time to reach those parents who are looking to enroll their children in preschool in the fall

Need some ideas on how to market your program for the fall?

Here are 8-ways to build fall enrollment in your program:

1. Invite your families to tell other families about your fall enrollment building campaign,  by offering an incentive to families who refer new families.

2. Hold an Open house in July and be sure to have curriculum information available for parents (parents want their children in an educational program)

3. Be sure to create a fall enrollment banner for your website and update info about your childcare or preschool program on your website.

4. Start marketing your fall enrollment specials on your social media pages during the month of July.

5. Insert enrollment forms in colorful 2-pocket folders. Be sure to add your program name or business card on the front of your enrollment folders.

6. If you own a center; invest in fall enrollment banners to hang on your playground fence or to display in your windows.

7. Offer Trial days.

8. Add preschool related clip art to your windows such as: school buses, apples,alphabet,etc.

 

Happy Enrollment Building!

Shiketa

For more enrollment building ideas, be sure to view past blog post, click here. 

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The Weekly Progress Report

Do you issue weekly or quarterly progress reports to the parents of preschoolers enrolled in your Child Care program?

Parents want to know how their kids are doing in your program and a weekly preschool progress report is a great way to keep parents informed. A preschool progress report should inform parents of the following:

  • Skills that their child worked on for the week
  • Behavior update
  • Skills that the parent can work on at home with their child
  • A place for parents to leave a comment and return the form to you
  • A Personalized note from you

To reduce the amount of paper that you use, consider using a progress report that covers half of a sheet of paper. This will save you dollars on ink and paper. If you are really creative, you may want to create your own progress reports on your home computer.

However, if you are in need in a progress report template or would like to know more about tracking the development of the children in your care, join the Family Home Child Care provider Empowerment Club.

For sample lesson plans, sample progress or toddler reports, join the Curriculum Club.

To Your Success…

Shiketa

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