If we asked you to tell us what your dream preschool would look like, some of you could immediately paint a vivid picture of exactly what your preschool classroom would look like… once you got your perfect building… and some of you would still be struggling to make up your mind about whether it would be online or local… once you have enough money to start…
But I imagine all of you imagine starting your dream preschool – SOMEDAY in the future – WHEN the time is right… So listen up, we’re about to show you that when you remove all your excuses… your dream preschool will turn into a reality!
Before we envision your dream preschool, we’d like to let you in on a little secret: Contrary to what everyone else has told you… You CAN start your dream preschool THIS MONTH – WITHOUT quitting your day job, getting a location, or getting a loan or a grant.
That’s right… we’re about to throw some massive dynamite onto every one of your roadblocks that we call excuses.
So many times we see women super excited to tell us all about the preschool they’ll create SOMEDAY… when they quit their job… or when they find the perfect building… or when they get a loan to get everything they want…
Well the truth is, someday never comes, and they’re left in a constant holding pattern. We’re here to help you get out of that waiting period and into action.
One of the best things about having your own business is getting to set your own hours. If you have a job, you can offer preschool classes at times that you’re not working. Then as you grow your preschool income, you can quit your job.
Online preschool classes are especially flexible with this idea because many families are looking for evening or weekend online preschool classes. So if you thought you had to wait to start your preschool until you quit your job… we’ve just given you a perfect way to do both without risking your financial security!
We didn’t have a preschool building to start with. We only had our homes, so we used our kitchen tables for arts and crafts and snack time… we used our living rooms for circle time and centers, and we used our backyards for outdoor play time. When you start a preschool, you don’t need a location – and in fact, we would highly recommend you don’t start with a separate building. There’s a lot you don’t know, and what you don’t know can and will cost you a pretty penny. But that’s a conversation for another day.
Most landlords, HOAs, and even city zoning departments are 100% fine with you having a preschool in your home. After all… do you know how many home daycares there are? There’s a lot… and they put you into the same category generally, even though you operate differently.
And of course we all know that you can (and should) teach online preschool in your home. In that situation, all you need is a wall to decorate for a cute prop behind you while you teach.
Now, let’s talk about a few nuances – let’s say that for some crazy reason you just can’t teach local preschool in your home. You have a few options – you can start an online preschool, rent from a church, or get a separate building. And we would entertain those options in THAT order.
You also don’t need to get a loan or a grant to start a preschool. In fact, we highly discourage getting loans or grants for your preschool program. We want it to be profitable for you in the first or second month that you’re running it.
Online preschools don’t require a lot of start-up funds because you don’t need to buy any furniture or play materials. If you’re starting a local preschool, you can start off with the materials and furniture you have inside your home… then as you get some tuition and registration fees in, you can reinvest that money into better materials for your preschool. That was one of our favorite things to do every year – go shopping to make our preschools even better!
One of the great things about preschool is you can charge a registration fee. Usually a registration fee is anywhere between $50-$100 per child per year. Those really add up when you’re enrolling multiple students. So you can use your registration fees for any of the costs you’ll have in your preschool.