With the spread of COVID-19, schools had to either close early or move their curriculum online. For my daughter, it was the latter. We had to set aside time to teach her the lessons given by the teachers. I actually enjoyed doing this with her. I immediately thought of how schools were affected (if they were) and how can we help these schools ran by our fellow MSMEs. For today, I’ll be sharing the story of Carsoncrest International School.
About Carsoncrest International School
Carsoncrest International School educates children of any nationality, race, or culture with programs ranging from preschool to senior high school. It believes that children learn best when multidisciplinary, play-based, investigative, experiential, and practical approaches are used and supported with appropriate technologies that enhance the fun of learning and gaining knowledge.
It also partners with parents to nurture their children into highly motivated, globally competent, academically excellent, and values driven lifelong learners. Thus, it positions itself as a progressive institution that supports a multi-faceted philosophy in educating the young. For its stockholders, it seeks aggressive growth and maximum returns at any location it decides to be. While for its employees, it promises meaningful human development and adequate compensation.
I was lucky enough to talk to Carol Del Rosario, the woman behind Carsoncrest International School and asked her about running a business in the time of COVID-19.
Ginger: Can you describe your business model, Carol, and how were you impacted by the spread of the virus and the Enhanced Community Quarantine?
Carol: Like any school, we earn by collecting tuition fees. Right now, we can’t accept inquiries and enrollees in the school.
Ginger: How can people help you moving forward? What kind of help are you looking for?
Carol: Right now, we are looking for ways to accept online enrollment. We’d also want to ask for people to spread the word about Carsoncrest International School.
Ginger: Because of the things happening now, what changes will you be implementing in your business?
Carol: With these things happening, we’re thinking of implementing work at home or trying out home school (integrated with our curriculum) 2-3 times a week.
Ginger: What are the business lessons that you have learned from this?
Carol: One of the things that we learned form this is that we should have contingency measures of moving everything online when situations like this happen.
Ginger: Thank you so much, Carol! I continue to wish you luck and success. I hope that parents consider enrolling their kids in your school. I’ve seen you and your school take good care of the kids who are there, and I’m sure parents who are reading this will want to support you after this crisis ends.
Let’s help support Carsoncrest International School. Please visit their website: http://carsoncrestinternationalschool.org/index.html
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