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Starting A Preschool
Starting A Preschool Is Fun & Easy!
Starting A Preschool 101
Starting a preschool is easier than you might think!
For me, it literally changed my life when I accidentally stumbled on it a few years ago…
This is my true story of how my life changed
and hopefully it inspires you too! :-)
I’m also going to share with you some nuggets of wisdom for starting your very own preschool in your home!
A couple of years ago…overnight I became a single mom to 3 kids that I love. And even worse I had never worked outside the home before, I had no work experience and really did not want to leave my kids in daycare all day while I was out working.
I wanted to stay home with my kids!
The thought crossed my mind on starting a daycare, but the long hours really weren’t for me.
Can you imagine working for 12 hours a day while parents drop off their kids at 6 - 7 am and are at work till 6 - 7 pm?? Definitely not for me!!
I was losing sleep worrying about money and didn’t know what to do.
Then I remembered an old friend told me once she had started a preschool in her home and made great money too! It seemed like is a much better alternative to daycare.
After doing some numbers…I realized that starting a preschool pays GREAT (actually more than most daycares!) and you only have to work a maximum of 5 hours a day! PLUS, I would get to stay home with my kids all day while giving thtem a quality education from home!
It sounded too good to be true. I decided I’d do it. I’d test it out… You see I’m not one that half-heartily goes after something. I jumped right in, and decided this is GOING to work for me! And lo and behold it did…keep reading…
I'm now enjoying a full-time income, only working 5 short hours a day!
Plus I get to stay home with my children all day, while they receive a quality education!!
It turned out to be one of the best thing that has ever happened to my family.
Starting A Preschool
Since then, I’ve helped
out 1,000’s of women who have needed supplemental income or even a full-time
income and are now able to stay home and make a great living!
I get a lot of questions about starting a preschool in homes, so I wanted to cover some of the most important questions so that you have an informed decision on if starting a preschool is right for you.
Why Start A Preschool And Not Start A Daycare?
Great question! I get asked this a lot. Well to be honest with you, by starting a preschool you’ll work less and get paid more. To me this is huge! With a preschool I only have to work 5 hours a day vs. 12 hours a day with daycare! Also parents pay more for a preschool education than just putting their kids into daycare. It’s easy to see why starting a preschool over a daycare is the best choice any day!
What Are The Requirements For Starting A Preschool?
State Licensing Requirements
Each state or country is different. Some states require only the bare minimums to get up and running, other states are much stricter with how many kids you can teach in the home, etc. There are even some states which require a degree in Early Childhood Development. If you find this is the case for your state or country there are still ways you can start a preschool. You just might to have to get a little creative. For most states though, this is not a problem as most of them do not have strict licensing requirements.
Most states require you to be certified in CPR/First Aid. You can have this done at your local Red Cross, a local hospital or other reputable places. I got certified at my local hospital. It only takes a couple of hours, but learning this important skill is crucial and saves lives!
Health Inspection/Fire Inspection
Before you open up your home to start a preschool, you’ll need to have the county inspectors come by for a routine health and fire inspection. This is to make sure your home doesn’t present hazards to any of the kids. If you have a pool in the backyard you’ll need to take precautions to make sure that no children could accidentally fall in, like a fence that surrounds the pool.
This is a routine check to make sure you don’t have any history which might prevent you from working with children.
Education & Experience Requirements
As I talked about earlier, most states do not require any kind of degree or certificate from a college. The best way to learn if you are starting a preschool is to visit the libarary often. You’d be surprised at how much knowledge is at your local library!
How Quickly Can I Get Started?
Starting a preschool in your home doesn’t need to take too long. There are many factors that will determine how fast you can get your preschool up and running. One of those is your motivation.
What is driving you to Start A Preschool?
- Is it that you are tired of worrying about money each month, but desperately want to stay home with your children?
- Are you in debt right now?
- Do you just love teaching children and want to work around kids?
- Are you a single mom that needs to provide income for your family?
- Maybe you are a current or retired teacher that wants to use your wealth of experience to bring in some extra money…
Whatever it is that drives you, you NEED to have a burning desire to follow through. You’ll become your own boss. And this is a good thing! :) The stronger the motivation the faster you will get your preschool up and running.
I got my preschool up and running within a few weeks. From what I have seen this very rapid, most people with normal work schedules can get their preschool up and running within a few months.
For me, it was not a question of IF it will happen…it was only WHEN was it happening. My main motivation was taking care of my kids, and plus I knew how much money you can make by starting a preschool!
Speaking of money lets look at how much YOU can make by starting a preschool in your home.
How Much Can I Make?
Start A Preschool & Get PAID!
OK, here is where the rubber meets the road. Lets look at a few numbers here…
If you are only teaching 5 hours a WEEK, and you have 10 children in each class, you should expect somewhere around $500-$2000 a month. Of course depending on how much you charge, will depend on how much you make. I go into the ins and outs of determining how much you should charge when starting a preschool in my FREE CD.
If you are looking to replace you or your spouse’s income then consider this... You only need to work 5 hours a DAY with only 10 children in a class to make between $2,000-$4000+ a month! In fact in some areas, where parents are used to paying a premium for their children’s education (most major cities) you can make even more than $4,000 a month! This is great money considering you are only working 5 HOURS a day!
What Does My Average Day Look Like?
8:00am - My typical day consists of average mom stuff like getting my older kids off ready and off to school in the morning.
9:00am – Welcome the preschool kids into my home (This is my favorite part because as soon as I open up the garage door, instantly kids from everywhere come running out of their parents car ready to give Miss Joy a hug!)
9:10am – Teach preschool (Arts/Crafts, Snack Time, Story Time, Letter Time, Music & Movement, Play At The Park, etc.)
11:30am – Say goodbye to my morning class, as their parents come to pick them up.
11:30am – 12:00pm – Eat lunch with my children
12:00pm – Welcome another class, repeat until 2:30pm
2:30pm – Say goodbye to my afternoon class, as their parents come to pick them up.
2:30pm – Rest of the Day – HANG OUT WITH MY FAMILY
I hope you got some great ideas about starting your own preschool in your home. It works for me and has provided my family a healthy income while I’ve been able to spend quality time with my kids.
Starting a preschool is fun and a great way to make money
too! Come by and visit me today at www.startapreschool.com today! I have many things I can’t wait to share with
you! See ya soon! ;-)