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Andrea Visiting Orlando, Florida Crayola Experience
Andrea Visiting Orlando, Florida Crayola Experience

Every one that knows me,  knows that I am a LifeLong fan of crayola! I believe that crayola carries the best writing utensils in the world for the field of early childhood care and education. I use nothing but crayola for markers, crayons, and paint within my childcare facilities.  The story  of why I use Crayola is simple but yet amazing! Would you like to hear it? Ok, here is goes:

One day I was observing my children writing with non-crayola crayons and the crayons would write and then disappear, and my students had to press down very hard to get the color to appear on the paper and when it did, the pigment from the crayon wasn’t true to color. Then I noticed that when using crayola that my children were happier about writing, their hand eye coordination wasn’t interfered with aggressively pressing down with force which in turn, they wrote more, plus the color recognition was much easier. I knew then that if my program was going to stand for quality then I had to use quality materials in my classroom to set the tone!

Creating My Own Crayon At The Crayola Experience
Creating My Own Crayon At The Crayola Experience

After that, I fell in love with Crayola EVERYTHING!

Having the opportunity to have a LIVE Crayola Experience is like NOTHING I could have imagined! I took a trip to a business conference and while there, I searched the internet for nearby attractions and the Crayola Experience popped up.  I got so excited! I knew I was on to mixing my business and fun times together to have an enjoyable trip.

Andrea Researching For My IOwnADaycare Business Trip
Andrea Researching For My IOwnADaycare Business Trip

As soon as I walked into the building I could smell the crayons! Just to think, whom ever thought about the Crayola brand, really considered what we (clients) would smell upon arrival. Do you think about what folks would smell when they  walk into your business?

Andrea Dickerson At Crayola Experience Entry
Andrea Dickerson At Crayola Experience Entry

Next, you’ll have a crayon experience before you pay for a ticket! I completely understood the purpose behind this objective, “give people a chance to experience your services some way without a financial obligation”. I thought this was a great marketing strategy and idea! Can’t you see the children saying “I Want To Stay Mommy?” Well as soon as I walked in there was a game available like the Xbox Connect but with crayons and I had my crayola guy dancing! WooHoo! That was so much fun, I had to buy a ticket to see what else was there.

Andrea Playing The "Connect Type" Game like on the Xbox
Andrea Playing The “Connect Type” Game like on the Xbox

When we opened the elevator I was blown away!!!  The floors were colorful unlike any elevator floor that I’ve seen before! And their marketing pieces were just amazing. Can you see how the fonts are the same, the banners are straight across and the colors are very vibrant? Complete EXCELLENCE!! I want this to be apart of my business and if you do to, begin to show up in environment where you can be exposed to it.  Once on the main floor level, we didn’t know which way to turn first. Everything that I loved about childcare esthetics was bursting out at me. From 2d wall art to 4d imagery, my next level of creativity began to soar!

Andrea Enjoying The Elevator Floors
Andrea Enjoying The Elevator Floors
Andrea Admiring the 4D art at Crayola
Andrea Admiring the 4D art at Crayola

 

Just from this one day experience I now know and understand why getting away can be so beneficial to a childcare business owners’s business growth and development. Being in Orlando,Florida to experience Crayola was so over the top.

It really caused me to dream big and do something. So many ideas came to me, such as adding wall art, updating my floor decor, creating custom branded items, enhancing my restrooms, team building and so much more!

But just to think, if I never took a trip to better myself I wouldn’t have so many inspired ideas to support me in growing my childcare businesses.

That’s why I am encouraging everyone to take a trip to Orlando, Florida and join me for the AndreaIgnitesChildcare Tour! “Fill My Summer Program Fast” Event. It’s going to be a great setting to infuse you with ideas to help you be inspired and motivated to succeed!

BuildItBigConference

You’ll discover my proven processes to getting the word out about your business, getting clients in the door, and causing them to refer others to you. This is just in time for summer enrollment building and you’ll be ahead of every other childcare in your area when it comes to marketing your summer enrollment spots.

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