Child Protection Clearances and Do You Need Them For Your Studio?

Do your instructors have child protection clearances?  Does your state mandate them?  Even if they don't, it's a good idea to make sure all of your staff have background checks to protect you, your business and to mitigate risk.

My studio is located in Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania has very strict child protection laws.  Parents can't even volunteer in school without obtaining child abuse and background clearances.  Other states also mandate these checks if anyone over the age of 18 is interacting with anyone under the age of 18, whether it's teaching, volunteering, and/or working.

Even if you state doesn't require these clearances, it is a good idea to make sure all of your instructors have background checks along with child abuse history clearances.  This makes sure you are hiring the best possible staff for your studio and also reassures the parents that they are sending their children to a safe facility.

Because our state mandates these...

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Why You Should Streamline Your Dance Studio

Multiple times you hear key phrases as to how you should be running your dance studio; streamlining, putting it on auto-pilot, and delegating.
 
But all you are thinking about is gaining more students to make more money.
 
Only problem?
 
It doesn't matter if you have 30 or 3000 students. You will never be able to grow your business if you don't have the proper procedures in place. If you are working non-stop day and night with only 30 students, just think what will happen when that number grows? You lose control very fast and you won't be able to sustain your numbers.
 
Let's start with the basics of WHY you should streamline your studio and why it is an important factor in your business.  If you don't realize the "why" you won't be able to realize the "how"...
 
Freedom
Streamlining your dance studio will give you one enormous benefit (I lie, there are many, but this is the one that everyone loves!) FREEDOM!! Yes, freedom from...
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