Do you have to live in the home where you are starting your preschool? Maybe the place you live isn’t going to work for a preschool, but what about a different home? You’ve found a perfect place for your preschool, but you don’t actually live there. Can it work?
Where Is The Easiest Place To Start Your Preschool?
Obviously the easiest place to start your home preschool is your own home. It’s convenient, there’s no commute, you know where everything is. It’s a great place to work. But not always…
Maybe your space is too small. Maybe you have several large dogs. Maybe your husband works at home now and needs the space quiet all day long. For whatever reason your home isn’t going to work. Do you have to give up on your dream of starting an in-home preschool?
Alternative Places To Start A Preschool
You can still start a home preschool in a building other than the home you actually live in. Here are some alternatives to using your own home:
- Church or Retail Building
To get started, you could rent some space in a church or retail building. It isn’t exactly the same, but you could at least open your preschool and work toward moving to a more homelike location.
- Rent or buy a home in a commercial area
Most cities have a part of town that is zoned for commercial use, but there are residences in the same area. Look for a home to rent or buy in one of these areas.
- Buddy up with a friend or family member
Maybe you don’t have the ideal location for an in-home preschool, but your friend or family member does. You could partner with them to teach preschool in their home.
What You Need To Know About Regulations
If you are living in the home where you are starting your preschool it is almost always possible to do so according to zoning laws. You do need to check with your city’s planning and zoning office to be sure, especially before you invest any money in remodeling if you are planning to do so.
A couple of other things to consider are, if you live in a neighborhood with a Homeowners Association, you need to check with them before opening your in-home preschool. Also, if you are renting the home you live in, you need to get permission from your landlord or property manager.
If you are looking for another location to start your preschool, find the area in your city or town that is zoned Commercial Business District (CBD). The CBD is the area where you will find residential buildings mixed in with commercial buildings and you should be able to find a home that will work perfectly for your home preschool.
You don’t have to give up your dream of starting a home preschool if you don’t live in the home where you are starting your preschool, just look for another alternative and make your dream come true.