What You Need to Know to Start a Micro School - 510 Families

What You Need to Know to Start a Micro School

This post is sponsored by Wonderschool. Wonderschool supports parents, teachers, and early learning educators in opening and operating high-quality in-home and outdoor programs for children 0-12 years of age. (What is Wonderschool?)

At {510} Families, we’ve worked with many early childhood educators over the years, from music teachers to birthday party entertainers to forest school leaders, and understand that passion for working with children does not automatically come with knowledge about how to run a sustainable business that will be able to serve the community for many years.

Getting a childcare license and setting up tuition bills can be preventatively intimidating. That’s why Wonderschool is offering support to Bay Area parents who would like to start their own preschools, daycares, or microschools through grade 12.

Free webinar about Starting In-Home Child Care, Forest Schools, and Microschools

Tuesday, August 11th at 1:30 pm, Wonderschool will present a how-to-get-started session for parents who want to launch a school this year. The webinar will answer your questions about starting a new childcare service, whether in-home, in a rented space, or outdoors. The free webinar will be packed with useful information for parents and early learning educators.

Register for the Wonderschool webinar here (free) >>

Operate a preschool at home
Operate a preschool at home | Photo: Wonderschool

The Free Webinar Covers These Early Learning Topics

Family child care? Forest school? Microschool? Oh my! There are so many great options for anyone looking to start an early learning program in their community. Join the Wonderschool team for an overview of how to start the program of your dreams today.

The webinar will cover:

  • Licensing requirements for each program
  • Ideas for setting up your early learning environment
  • Pro tips for business practices
  • Answers to your questions, either submitted in advance or after the presentation

Whether you just started thinking about creating your own program, or have been considering it for years, this webinar will answer your questions (along with others you haven’t considered yet).

Can’t make it live? A recording will be shared with all registrants after the event.

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Preschoolers explore their neighborhood environment | Photo: Wonderschool

What is Wonderschool?

Wonderschool provides administrative support and technical tools to support educators and entrepreneurs to start, run, and grow quality child care businesses, forest school, and microschools. They handle the business-side details — like attracting new families, conducting Zoom tours, helping to promote your program, to managing payments — so teachers can focus on the children.

Programs on the Wonderschool platform are individually owned and operated, and represent the diverse needs of their communities. Program directors and staff get dedicated technology, training, ongoing mentorship, and community to operate and grow their programs.

Register for the FREE Wonderschool webinar here >>

Again, it will be Tuesday, August 11th at 1:30 pm and recorded for registrants who can’t attend in real time.

Who is a good fit for Wonderschool?

Wonderschool’s Mia Pritts described the many good candidates for a new Wonderschool, “You might be a preschool teacher, an assistant director, or a director at a child care center who has recently lost their job due to Covid-19. You might be an elementary school teacher or other educator who has been furloughed. Maybe you’ve spent the last 100 or so days at home with your own young children, and are realizing how much joy it brings you. Or perhaps, you need care and distance learning support because your child’s school won’t be reopening for in-person education this fall, and you’re realizing you need to build something to meet your family’s unique needs.”

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Wonderschool supports people at many different life stages in realizing their desires to start a new education venture.  | Photo: Wonderschool

This post is sponsored by Wonderschool.

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