Earn a sustainable income while you spend time with children. Wonderschool's Startup Child Care Program is a 3-month training program to help parents, teachers, or anyone who loves working with children to turn their homes into family child care programs.
Running a home-based child care means being a business owner with a purpose. With a shortage of high-quality programs across the nation, you will be filling the demand and making a positive impact.
Wonderschool assists you with licensing processes to ensure you meet each state’s specific set of requirements.
Through our Child Care Finder marketplace, we help providers grow enrollments and tuition revenue. Parents in your neighborhood can easily discover and message you.
There is no cost to enroll in Wonderschool’s Startup Child Care Program until you receive your first enrollment.
Wonderschool's Startup Child Care Program is designed for anyone with a passion for early childhood education.
Friends, families and neighbors
Teachers and educators
Providers who want to accelerate with Wonderschool
In just under 3 months, you will be ready to start your family child care program out of your home or out in nature. Through our structured training program, Wonderschool offers a full range of support to help you towards full enrollment.
Our team guides you through complex licensing processes to ensure you meet state-specific requirements.
Build a financial model to sustain livable income based on anticipated tuition income and operational expenses.
Set up your child care space and learn how to create high-quality early childhood education programs.
Create a beautiful website so that families can easily find the program that meets their needs.
Market your program on social media and learn how to keep your program consistently full.
Collect tuition, track expenses, and manage your budget with our easy-to-use Child Care Management System.
Connect with other providers, engage with experts, and access 24/7 support. Get one-to-one business coaching from experts.
Use our calculator to estimate your program revenue and costs.Access full calculator for free
Wonderschool is a proud partner of Bright Horizons to provide extra support and help fill open spots in your program.Learn about our partnerships
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Are you interested in childcare training or want to know more about what’s required? Here’s what you need to know.
Wherever you are on your journey to open a licensed child care facility, it is probably the right time to pause and reflect on the purpose of licensing.
Answer a few simple questions and our team will get back to you on next steps within 48 hours.