Finger painting is fun all right, but it can sure get messy! Perhaps the pre-enrollment process at your child care business is like that too – a little bit messy? Although you want to follow up with families who express interest you don’t want to spin your wheels or spend excessive staff time on data entry or paperwork until they’re ready to put some money down and officially enroll.
Clean Up Your Wait List & Pre-Registration
How many times have you spoken with an enthusiastic parent – ready to get on your waiting list – only to discover a short time later they found other child care or are no longer interested? You might refer to this period before enrollment as the “research” or “waiting” stage when a family wants to be on your list, but isn’t yet ready to commit – or perhaps is waiting to see if a slot will open up for their child.
Of course you could spend time manually taking down information about their children, or ask them to fill out your full set of enrollment forms, but there is an easier way. Continue reading