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7 Ways To Get Dads Involved in Your Child Care Program

Over the years, I have noticed that it is easier to get the mothers involved in my program. In fact, it seems like the dads prefer that the moms get involved. However, after holding a Donuts with Dads event at my childcare facility and watching the effect that the event had on the children, I have decided to inspire the Dads to get more involved in my facility.

Today I am going to share with you 7 ways to get the dads involved in your program:

  1. Get to know your dads by talking with them on a regular basis
  2. Ask dads for their opinion about program events or policies
  3. Invite dads to host an annual car wash to help raise funds for your program
  4. Dad love sports, so be sure to plan sports related days such as: baseball cap day,etc.
  5. Host a super bowl event for dads at your facility
  6. Ask dads to donate male related items for the dramatic play area(s)
  7. Invite the dads to come by your home or center to talk with the children about their profession

This is just a small list of ways to get the dads involved in your program. Moreover, I believe that when dads get involved in your program, that it will compel more single dads to bring their children to your program and the kids will be so proud of their dads!

Do you have any ideas on how to get dads involved? Feel free to share!

With Dads in Mind,

Shiketa

Top 3 Things That Parents Want From Their Child Care Provider

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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.

Shiketa

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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