Categories along the health continuum you are covering [select all that apply]
Prevention, Detection, Intervention, Follow-up, Long-term care, Social integration.
Core strategies of your business model [select all that apply]
Approaches to behavioral change at the individual level, Patient-centered design, New/redefined roles for healthcare service provision, Unconventional partnerships (between traditional healthcare players and players outside healthcare).
Most relevant tools you are using to implement the strategies outlined above [select only two]
New skills, Consultation, Education/training.
What is your value proposition?
Parents interact with schools, childcare centers as well as with the extracurricular activities of children. The children live in a community where the financial and psychological pressure and the social turmoil add stress to their everyday life. On the other hand, every child has their own unique abilities and preferences. The Centre collects all this information after consultation with parents and teachers in order to create customized services that meet the needs of both children and caregivers.
Who is your customer(s)?
Children, Parents & Guardians, Teachers & Educators, Caregivers of Children
What approaches to you use to reach your customers?
The methods used to approach customers is special internet portals, advertising brochures, contacts with parents and guardians associations, contacts with health professionals (e.g. psychologists, speech therapists, etc.).
What are your primary activities?
The Centre's aim is to develop services that will help children with issues such as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), nutritional problems, violence, disobedience and so on. Yet, the Center develops programs for talented and creative children, which are aimed at supporting and developing their talents. It also provides training and workshops to parents and teachers and helps children to enhance their social and learning skills.
What other challenges - individual, organizational, or environmental – are you currently facing or might hinder future success of your business, and how do you plan to overcome those?
By the formation of the core founding team, the basic conditions have been created for the Center to start its operation. One’s personal weakness can be covered with the addition of other partners. The plethora of the programs, the coordination of partners, the knowledge transfer, and the exchange of experience, are some of the challenges to be faced by the Center. On the other hand, the evaluation of the programs during the implementation, the weekly management team meetings, and the written reports, are the first steps to ensure that “Happy Dickens” has developed its own expertise, which will not depend exclusively on the experience of the partners.
Briefly describe your growth strategy going forward
Tailored services that meet the needs of children for the challenges and difficulties that arise in their lives and help to shape their personality. Development and implemention of individual and group programs that target in long-term positive and lasting change in the lives of children and those involved with their nurture and education. Customers’ feedback is a critical factor for improvement.
What makes your business "ready" for growth?
The core team has been created and, the right place has been found, which will house the Centre. Additionally, the initial Capital is being gathered and the first programs and activities for children are being designed.
What are your key growth objectives?
The key growth objectives of the Center will operate in three directions:
a) Develop activities concerning children and their family at the premises of the Centre.
b) Implementation of programs in schools in collaboration with educators and the Parents and Guardians Association.
c) Collaboration with university faculty in research programs.