May 17, 2021
Increasing interest and enrollment for your daycare means you need to be ready to give virtual tours! As parents get ready to send their children to full-time care during the workweek, daycare administrators must understand how to show off their facilities—in person and virtually.
In the age of Covid, many parents might prefer virtual tours. Are you set up to make a good first impression with a preschool virtual tour? Follow these five steps to make it happen.
Having a pre-recorded version of your virtual tour allows you to send a video link to interested parents during the introductory process. By pre-recording segments that showcase some of the best features in your daycare center, you can engage potential enrollees enough to schedule a follow-up tour (either in person or virtually).
Use short recorded segments to create a brief video of the facility's highlights! Talk about quality of care and equipment, like daycare cot sheets that keep kids safe and comfortable during nap time.
Depending on the scheduled time of the virtual tour, kids and programs could be in full swing at your facility. While parents won't expect to see a spotless room, take a few minutes to tidy up the rooms you'll feature before the virtual tour begins.
Messes happen, and kids cry—but a big mess or too many crying children in the background can give the wrong impression of your excellent childcare school!
Whether it's Zoom or another live video software or application, get familiar with how to use it before it's time to host live virtual tours.
Showcasing the professionalism of your facility starts with the first interactions with new families. Practice with the live video app and work out the technical issues to avoid distracting or frustrating parents who schedule a virtual tour with you.
Which room is the best place to start a school virtual tour? Depending on the age of the children who could join your daycare program, beginning in the areas that apply to them could be the best way to engage their parents early in the tour.
Consider walking them (virtually) through the daycare center through the front door as they would on their first day—or if they joined you for an in-person tour. Making a virtual tour feel like parents are "really" there helps make it a success!
Even in the virtual world, being on time is critical! Be ready to go live and devote your attention to prospective new families at the start time for the tour.
With these tips, you're ready to host an excellent preschool virtual tour! Be sure to offer the best quality toddler cot sheets and other nap time accessories to show off during the tour.
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