Friday, March 30, 2012

It's official!

It finally happened!  My DCFS rep, Julie, stopped by Wednesday morning to do the home-visit portion of my licensing. She made the visit completely pain-free which I appreciated and I did my best to make sure that I had everything available to her that I knew she would need to see. As soon as she got back into the preschool room the first words out of her mouth were, "Wow! This is impressive!" I can't tell you what a relief it was to hear her say that!!  She asked some general questions about how I planned to run my day, what curriculum I was using, etc. and before she left she said, "If I had preschool-aged kids of my own, I'd definitely send them here." Awesome!!  That's quite the compliment from a DCFS rep! So even though she was here for almost two hours, it went by very quickly and she told me to consider myself licensed and to start advertising. Yes m'am!!  I was SO excited and relieved, needless to say.

Since Wednesday, I've sent my handbook off to be photocopied and have begun putting together my enrollment folders. As tedious as it is, I am LOVING it! My next step is to pick a couple of dates to hold an open house. I know the families that are already on my waiting list are anxious and excited to see the school room and I'm hoping there are others that are simply curious and would like to see what I've been working so hard on. I can't wait to show off everything I've done so far! I'm also looking into a new program that the post office has that will help my advertising to reach all mailboxes for a fairly affordable price. Letting them mail my fliers out would be so much easier than walking them around and hanging them on mailboxes!

So to those of you already on my waiting list, you will all be the first to receive an enrollment folder and will have first choice on which days/times you would prefer. If you know of other families looking for preschool this fall, please pass my information on - whether it's my Facebook page or my website ( I have enough students to almost fill two classes already; so I have a feeling once I start advertising that it won't take long at all to fill the rest of the spots. Keep your eyes and ears open for my upcoming open house(s)! I'll be able to answer questions, give a tour and meet everyone. If anyone has questions they need answered before then, don't hesitate to contact me!

There's no better feeling than following your dream and watching it come true right before your eyes.I am so proud of what I've accomplished so far and can only hope to have the fantastic reputation that the other preschools in the area have. Thank you to everyone for ALL of your amazing support!

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