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Offering Gradual Enrollment

Posted by: Rhonda January 30, 2018

Leaving a child in the care of a stranger is difficult to do. When new parents choose to send their child to your facility it takes time and effort to establish mutual trust and understanding.

As directors and staff your task is to help families to feel welcome and comfortable. Although it can be complex, building and sustaining relationships with families is crucial to your program’s success.

“One of the best ways to facilitate a family’s adjustment to a new facility is to offer a gradual enrollment,” writes Margaret Banks. “This simple strategy can help build the feeling of belonging.” Find out more here.