After meeting all the government requirements,
acquiring a license, buying day care equipment, and employing day care
teachers, the next thing you might want to do is to get your day care
center advertised. This is actually one of the fun parts of setting up a
day care center. Most day care providers are eager to spread the word
around. They would come up with various ways of advertising their day
care business. You might want to do the same. But how do you actually
advertise your own day care center with a budget in mind? Following is a
list of ideas that could help you with the process of advertising.
Try advertising online. The Internet offers you with plenty of both free
and paid web pages to advertise your day care center. There are websites
like Craig’s list.com which allows you to post an advertisement for
free. This website actually gets thousands of visitors a day. There is a
big chance for your day care center advertisement to be read by many.
You might want to search if there is a local website catering to your
specific state or country. They may or may not ask you for a fee to get
your day care center advertised. If ever you need to pay for a fee, it
would not really cost you an arm and a leg.
Make a blog about your website. Blogs are usually free and you can use
your creativity in promoting your day care center using your blog.
Blogger.com, Wordpress.com, and Squidoo.com are some of the choices you
can consider. Write all the details about your day care center. Post
pictures and make your blog very informative.
Create your own day care center business card. This is easy to do. You
can create your business card using your computer. Print it out and pass
them around. You can opt for factory made business cards if you wish.
Take your cards with you wherever you go. If you meet a friend, hand
more than one card and ask him if he can help you spread the word
around. If you are a church person, bring your business card to church
and pass it around after the service. You can think of leaving your card
in the local library or local restaurants and stores too.
Make colorful leaflets, flyers or banners. You can spend a day or two
passing out leaflets about your day care center in the busy streets of
your town. In places where you are allowed to post banners or posters,
go ahead and post your ready made banners. Always remember to provide
all the necessary information about your day care center on all of your
banners, flyers or leaflets.
It goes without saying that if you follow all the process in setting up
a day care center, you would soon find yourself successful in the
business. Advertising your day care center is one of the major steps in
making your day care business off the ground and rolling.