In order to increase enrollment for your school first you should understand the main issues parents encounter while they are searching for the most suitable preschool for their child. I’m going to talk to you about what they really want to know about your school and how this can guide you to achieve better results in your enrollment process.
How Likely is Your School Recommended?
One of the first things they are going to do during their search for a preschool is most probably to ask friends and family about their experiences and recommendations on your preschool. So it’s important that you develop and keep a reputable image. Here’s some of the things you can do to maintain this for example you can tell parents so they can invite their family friends who are looking for a preschool for their children to upcoming school events. Another important factor is communication. The more you keep your relations close parents are going to give better feedbacks and by this you can understand where you are making a mistake. To improve your connections you can for example e-mail them more often, give them updates about their children on a daily or weekly basis. Basically use technology efficiently to reach out to them. Don’t forget that parents are just as important as your students.
How Is Your Online Presence?
So after they ask friends and family they decide to give a chance and want to explore your school. The second thing they are going to do is look at your website. Don’t forget that they are most likely to be busy people who just need a bit more information before they decide to spend time to visit your preschool. As I said above use technology! One of the biggest investments of all time is to be aware and involved in technology as much as possible! Your main goal should be to have a website of your own in which you can use to advertise your school easily as you connect with new families. By using all these tools you can attract families so they feel more exciting about enrolling in your school.
What Are The Programs You Offer?
The foremost important questions that will arise will be during their visit to your school. They are going to want to know the programs your school offers and how this will benefit their child. As parents take a tour in your school they should be able to observe the great communication amongst your staff. They should have a feel of the environment of the preschool and that their kids are in a safe environment with wonderful staff.
How Is Technology Used In Classrooms?
They are going to ask you about your teachers, you maybe want to talk about the innovative methods used by your educators to help improve student interest in learning. You can give parents information about the techniques used by your teachers in class and explain them how these methods turned into amazing results as children show progress. In addition you can use different approaches that will help students adopt and discover their abilities as they are learning new skills.
How Encouraging Are Your School Activities?
Student activities is one of the biggest programs that take students attention so parents are going to be wondering what your school has to offer. While you inform them about your activities you would want to tell them how you give effort in adapting new tools to keep up with the new era. You would want to talk about trending apps and devices used to prepare them for their future lives and that you organize outside class events and make your preschool a place where kids have fun as they learn.
How Do You Develop Student Interaction?
They will want to know how students interact with each other. You would want to talk about the skills you use for student communication and how they are taught to work and play collaboratively. To improve class participation you can chose tasks for them to complete and it will give them a better understanding of how to share and learn from each other.
How Do You Connect With Parents?
The last question they are going to ask is about how parents can be involved in students education. You can increase parents interest towards your preschool by giving them opportunities to join classrooms such as by bringing snacks for children, joining field trips or just visiting classrooms once a while to observe students. Another way to increase parent involvement would definitely be through school website. As I explained above, creating a website for your school not only will provide increase in numbers of students as a strong tool for advertisement but preschool website will certainly help parents keep up with their children's progress. You can facilitate parent involvement just by creating a website and posting photos, creating events and sharing important dates on your calendars to keep everyone connected with one and other.