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Stand out from your competitors with online registration

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If you’re running a childcare center, you know how important it is to provide high-quality childcare for your families while keeping up with the trends and standing out from your competition. One of the easiest ways to do this is with center management technology. Childcare center management apps like HiMama allow you to grow your relationships with your families, support your staff members, and take care of your admin all in one place!

Online registration is a perfect example, giving caregivers the ability to sign their children up for your childcare programs using their computer, tablet, or smartphone. 

Why online registration matters

  • Increase parent satisfaction: According to the 2021 Childcare Benchmark Report, parent satisfaction is the number one priority for childcare providers. Providing parents with the ability to register their children online quickly and easily makes a great first impression. 
  • Increase enrollment: The fewer barriers in place that could deter a parent from enrolling their child, the more registrations you can expect. 
  • Stand out: Many childcare centers are still stuck in the pen-and-paper era. Differentiate your center by offering your registration through an online platform. 
  • Save admin time: Managing registrations digitally, along with questions on registration status from parents, and repeat requests for information save hours of office time! 

The problems with pen-and-paper registration 

For directors:

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  • Information collected and stored in different formats increases the risk of errors
  • Repeat information requests from parents
  • Staff frustration around manual work and time wasted
  • Excessive use of paper files raises associated costs, storage, and environmental concerns

For parents: 

  • Concerns regarding confidentiality and safety of their information
  • No easy access to information
  • No oversight into registration status; director response delays may impact their experience

How HiMama helps with registration

With HiMama, you can be a standout center by being able to focus on what really matters.

Our registration and waitlist features reduce the manual work required to collect and organize children’s registration details while giving families a great experience right from the start.

HiMama’s online registration benefits

  1. Save time and effort on paperwork for registration
  • No more sifting through piles of paperwork to look for a child’s documents
  • Directly collect and access documents through HiMama at any time
  • Invite parents to register digitally
  1. Organized waitlist management
  • Track children’s waitlist status in real-time
  • Invite families to register when spots open up
  • Easy access to children’s files to quickly enroll them when space becomes available
  1. Make it convenient for parents to enroll at your center
  • Provide parents a seamless experience to register from anywhere at any time
  • Allow them to submit forms with a few clicks instead of sending multiple emails or dropping off documents at the center
  • Give them a positive experience of your center even before enrolment

Check out the features page to learn more about HiMama’s online registration! 

Christie White

Christie is a Senior Content Marketing Specialist at HiMama. She is passionate about children's development, parenting, and supporting the child care industry. She has been working to support child care centers with their events and marketing for almost a decade. In her personal life, Christie lives in Stouffville, ON with her husband Kyle and dog Tucker. She enjoys going for walks, baking, cooking, and watching reality tv!