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…
Follow-up is a vital part of the enrollment building process. In fact, I have discovered that when I follow-up with parents who visit or call my Child Care Center the following happens:
- That parent expresses appreciation for my phone call
- The parent is inspired to visit my program again or schedule a Trial Day for his or her child
- My chances of enrolling the child increases
- I build rapport with the parent with friendly conversation
Many parents are very busy and they really do appreciate it when you take the extra step to call them back.
As you can see, follow-up is a vital part of building enrollment and sometimes taking the step to follow-up with the family, just may lead to a new enrollment.
*Never assume that if a parent does not call you back, that he or she is not interested in your program.
It’s time to create your follow-up Plan! You can start by simply planning to follow-up with a parent that has recently called or visited your program.
An Inspirational Marketing Quote
In today’s market, more and more professional salespeople are practicing aggressive,
thorough follow-up methods that even a
few years ago would have been considered unnecessary on some of their marginal inquiries,
that is, people don’t represent a sale.
If your desire is to compete with the big boys and girls,
you must make follow-up an important part of your regular selling routine.
Happy Enrollment Building!