It’s no secret parent communication is a crucial piece of the ECE puzzle — because if your teachers become isolated or parents feel out-of-the-loop, brand commitment will plummet on both sides.
Here’s the problem:
By bolstering employee and parent communication so that the right information can easily flow both ways, you can effectively buck these trends and build an engaged community that’s invested in making your center work.
But what are the key steps to improving parent and staff communication? And with so many moving pieces, how can you be sure to get it right?
In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show how to use MomentPath’s communication features to bring teachers and parents closer together.
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To make sure employees and parents stay on the same page, you need to keep them up-to-date with all the latest info, from policy changes to the latest school events.
Here’s how to get the right information to your teams and families when they need it:
In an ideal world, teachers would be able to connect and chat during drop-off, but the truth is, we all know how busy this time can be. Even before the new safety
That’s why we’ve come up with a better way: Informed Arrival.
Informed arrival is perfect for bridging the gap between busy parents and hectic drop-offs. By sharing crucial messages via MomentPath, you can show parents and teachers you truly understand what’s important.
Here’s how it works:
Every moment tells a story. And while some parts of that story are more exciting than others, MomentPath allows you to see the whole picture.
From nap time and sleep checks, to tracking health issues or incidents, MomentPath’s Moments help teachers keep track of vital information, and help parents stay connected to their child's day with a detailed daily report that they can access in a single tap.
Here are just some of the Moments to choose from:
Note: There are many more Moments to choose from, including Portfolio, Ouch, Incident, Illness, Behavior, Potty, Sleep, Medical, Safety and Mood Moments.
Moments are a great way to boost employee and parent communication — but they also allow center directors to see what’s working well (or not so well) across every center, with a report function on every Moment.
And that’s not all.
To help give parents total control over their daily notices, they can pick and choose which Moments appear as push notifications.
And when the worst happens and admins need to contact parents immediately?
The administrator-only Notification Moment overrides parent preferences to push emergency alerts straight onto parents’ cell phone homescreens, so no parent ever misses an important message again.
Notifications and Announcements are great for instant teacher and parent communication — but what if they just need an overview of what’s to come?
That’s where the Calendar comes in.
MomentPath’s Calendar ties three important elements together for families, making this a one-stop shop for everything they need to know each day.
When teachers have a classroom of children to care for, the communication role often gets left behind.
But not anymore.
With MomentPath’s Message Center employee and parent communication has never been simpler.
Here’s how it works:
We know what you're thinking: ‘This will never work.’
But trust us, this is one of our users’ favorite features. At MomentPath, we know how valuable your time is, and by improving employee and parent communication, you won't regret how much time you end up saving.
The strength of your ECE community relies on how well you bring everyone together.
From drop-off to behavior tracking, your communications need to show both your parent and staff community you care about keeping them involved — that taking an active role matters.
Because there’s more to great parent-teacher communication than boosting enrollment. At the end of the day, great comms is all about bringing your community together — and with MomentPath, that’s never been easier.