This post was originally featured on the CareLuLu Parents blogEvery child grows up with a dream of what they will become when they enter the working world. From Kindergarten, we learn about adult life through Career Days, Take your Child to Work Days, and of course, our families and neighbors. For me, it wasn’t the parents in my classroom telling us about their careers, but the teachers who I looked up to the most.
The question of whether you should close your child care center or family child care program is probably one of the hardest questions you’ll have to ask yourself. In addition to feeling a sense of sadness or guilt, you may feel physically tired and financially strained. You may wish to keep your child care business afloat, but at the same time, you might be wondering if it’s just best to cut your losses. Of course, no one can make that decision for you and ultimately, only you can answer the question “Should I Close My Daycare?”
In this day and age, nothing matters more to a business than its online presence. It doesn’t matter if you are running the greatest child care or preschool program in town with exceptional teachers and an outstanding curriculum, if no one can find you on the web. Whether you realize it or not, if you are not on the internet, then you are losing customers.
A preschool open house is an invaluable marketing tool. It allows you to showcase your program and facilities and give parents a firsthand view of what you are doing at your center. It is also important that you make a great first impression as parents will judge you and your child care center or preschool based on that first visit. Here are 10 steps for organizing a successful child care center open house.
This post was originally featured on the CareLuLu Parents blogOne of the most beautiful relationships in life is that of a child and his or her grandparent. Unfortunately, many children these days miss out on this special relationship due a diverse range of factors, including distance, and early loss of their grandparents. For nearly 25 years, Merritt Academy in Fairfax, Virginia has provided students with a unique opportunity to develop a special relationship with a “grandfriend” through our Seniors and Students Together Intergenerational Program.