How to Increase Parent Engagement at Your Center [Webinar]

In this webinar, we welcomed Andrea Dickerson, Founder, and CEO of I Own a Daycare. Andrea talked about the importance of parent engagement and how directors can gain more by working less. She also provided some tips on non-negotiables to help provide stability so parents have creative engagement options.

🎤Our Special Guest!

Andrea Dickerson, Founder, and CEO of I Own a Daycare.

Andrea Dickerson is the founder and CEO of I Own a Daycare., an organization committed to empowering and equipping childcare business owners with proven management solutions to systemize, organize and maximize their childcare business and their life. She specializes in helping her clients & students set up the right systems for childcare success that help them increase parent enrollment, hire the right staff, organize their business, and develop their own proprietary systems.

🧪Key Learning Outcomes From Andrea

  • Virtual options are key for parent engagement! This can range from admission interviews to weekly parent-teacher virtual check-ins.
  • Your initial contact with parents sets the stage for you to know their communication style. If you don’t know it, then ask! 
  • Get creative with the types of virtual engagement you use with families. 
  • Use the 2 for 1 strategy for parent engagement but work less. Combine events that allow you to gather more while doing less.


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Ria Reive

Ria Reive in the Community Ambassador at HiMama. Prior to starting at HiMama, Ria was an Early Childhood Educator and worked 6 years in the classroom. She taught all ages but mainly preschoolers. Ria lives in Toronto with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys time with her niece and nephew and being on the water.