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Should I Close My Daycare?
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Why Parent Reviews Matter For Your Child Care Center
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10 Steps to Organizing a Successful Preschool Open House
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Intergenerational Child Care Program: Building Relationships Between Children and Seniors
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How to Run a Promotion for A Child Care Center
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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Preschool Teacher
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6 Tips to Improve Your Child Care Program’s Online Profile
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14 Tips to Make a Great Preschool Newsletter
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How I Started a Home Daycare When My Baby Was Born (and Her Dad Left Us)
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The Secret to Child Care Marketing

Should I Close My Daycare?

Jun 22 2015
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Today, we’ll discuss the question many child care business owners asked themselves at some point: Should I close my daycare?

The question of whether you should close your child care or preschool 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. Of course, you want to keep your child care business afloat…

But:

At the same time, if you’re struggling financially and can’t pay the bills, you might be wondering if it’s just best to cut your losses now.

Here’s the thing:

No one can make that decision for you and ultimately, only you can answer the question “Should I Close My Daycare?”

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Why Parent Reviews Matter For Your Child Care Center

Jun 15 2015
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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.

Why?

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10 Steps to Organizing a Successful Preschool Open House

Jun 09 2015
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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.

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Intergenerational Child Care Program: Building Relationships Between Children and Seniors

Jun 01 2015
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One 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.

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How to Run a Promotion for A Child Care Center

May 26 2015
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Offering a promotion is a great marketing tactic for any business, including a daycare or preschool. However, there are some important things to consider when running a promotion for a child care center. We will outline some of them in this article but, first things first, you might be asking…

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Top 10 Qualities of a Great Preschool Teacher

May 11 2015
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Being a preschool teacher is a tough job that doesn’t usually entail the type of social (let alone financial) respect it should. Throw in a demanding and sometimes fussy bunch of parents (and oh yeah, their kids) and you will find classrooms led by the few, the proud, the brave, the preschool teachers.

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6 Tips to Improve Your Child Care Program’s Online Profile

May 06 2015
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Having a web presence and an online profile for your child care business is of the utmost importance. To put it simply – lack of an online presence (or an incomplete or negative presence) is business suicide in 2015. In our previous post describing how child care centers and preschools can get more enrollments, the first tip is to have an online presence!

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14 Tips to Make a Great Preschool Newsletter

May 04 2015
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Newsletters are a very important form of communication between families and preschools. Many parents will get most of their information about your program, schedule, and classroom activities from your newsletter. A great newsletter is not hard to create, but it does take some time and planning. Here are 14 tips for making a great newsletter, specifically for child care and preschool programs:

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How I Started a Home Daycare When My Baby Was Born (and Her Dad Left Us)

Apr 28 2015
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My daughter was only 2 days old when her father left us. I was totally alone. My entire extended family lives outside of the United States and I wasn’t sure of my options. It was quite frightening.

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The Secret to Child Care Marketing

Local newspapers? Flyers? Open houses? Online ads?

No. No. No. And No. None of these are the secret to child care marketing.

To most child care providers and preschool directors, marketing seems enigmatic. If you are running a preschool or a family child care program, you may not have any formal business and marketing training. It is much more likely that your education and expertise are in early childhood education, child development, or family studies. And that’s a good thing!

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