This is Part III of my answers to questions raised during a recent webinar “Early Childhood Education Program Contracts & Policies 101: How to Establish and Maintain Effective Business Relationships with Parents.”
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Q: “Is it okay to ask parents for a copy of their driver’s license before enrolling them in our program?”
A: Yes. If you are told by someone that a parent doesn’t have a driver’s license, then you must ask this parent to show their license before releasing the child to this parent. If the parent refuses to show you her license and takes the child, call 911.
Q: “What should I do as a staff member (who knows that the child won’t do well in the center), but the owner accepts the child anyway to boost enrollment?”
A: Other than telling the owner why you don’t believe the child will do well in the center, there’s probably not much else you can do. If the child struggles in your program, or leaves after a short period of time, you may want to talk to the owner again. Point out how much time and effort was taken with the child and why it was not a beneficial experience for the child.
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