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Old 02-22-2015, 01:28 PM
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Anyone have a Facebook page for your daycare parents? We do a lot of fun experiments /activities that I think the parents would love to see like making elephant toothpaste, "magically" mixing colors in milk, using "blubber" to see how a polar bear stays warm, etc. You can't send these things home, but I was thinking about creating a page just for the daycare families where I could post photos of the kids with their experiments. I wasn't sure about it though since the parents would have access to photos of all of the dck, not just their own. Also, how would I go about deciding who could be a Facebook"friend." Can grandparents see the photos or just parents, etc. If anyone does something like this I'd love some feedback. Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:44 PM
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This is how I use my facebook page. It's a closed group and I turned off the tagging feature, so people not in the preschool page cannot see anything. I allow grandparents or any family member in as long as the parents let me know who so-and-so is.

The parents and grandparents LOVE it! I really do believe that part of our job is educating the families on all that we do with their children. I cannot tell you how many time I've had a parent say to me how they had no idea all that I do with the kids through out the day.

I also post annoucements on the facebook page-reminders and things, although my parents are better at texts and emails.

Also, I'm upfront with families that the more they comment and like the photos, the more photos they get! haha I'm not going to take time out of my day if I don't know whether it matters to people or not.
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:36 PM
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I also have a closed daycare group. I post pictures and videos as well as funny stories. I don't post daily but a few times a week. I do post reminders and menus, too. I used to text photos and this made it so much easier. Parents can screen shot or save the photos. I used to make each family a picture cd every few months and the FB page replaced that for me. I think it's a great idea.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:38 AM
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mine is public and I don't post pics of the kids. I send pics of their kids directly to them.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:55 PM
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We have a Facebook page, we obtain permission from the parents to post pics of the kids and use first names only. It is especially good if the weather is bad or if we have events that r coming up that we want the parents to be aware of. The parents love it and so do we.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:12 PM
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I have a fb page and permission to post pictures. I do not post names.I have it set up as a business page. The parents and extended family love it!!!
I also have gotten many clients/ inquiries through it.
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:47 PM
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My page is public. I get permission to post pics of the kiddos. I have 2 that don't want their LOs on there, so I make sure only to do their hands or keep them out of the frame.

Parents love it. I post activities or funny kid quotes daily. I have gotten lots of inquiries from new families from it.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:16 AM
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Mine is public and I have permission to post the children's photos and first initial. It's a business page and I use it for marketing and parent communication. I have 1 current family who isn't on FB, but everyone else is. And their family members, friends, etc, so my name is getting out there.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:16 AM
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I have a private page too. I used to write out the daily activities, what they ate etc, and then I switched to email but the FB page is for sure the way to go. Easy to just snap pics and upload them and keep the parents up to date on everything! I love it!
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:44 AM
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I have a facebook daycare group. Its closed just for my daycare parents and I post our daily menu, pics of the kids throughout the day and if we are doing fun activities I post pics of that too. My parents LOVE it. And I like that I can just note different things on there. Like when I need to remind parents of things like dates of days off or needing papers back, ect. And I can see who all saw it. So I like it a lot too. Its a great little extra tool that You and your parents both will most likely love!
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:09 PM
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Mine is public. I have permission from parents to use pics, and first names. The tag feature is turned off. I invited all of dcf to like the page and some others on friends list. Mainly those that would be good for networking etc. My parents seem to like it. Although, one parent has never like the page. That kind of bugs me lol!
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