Start a child care business to help kids learn and grow

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.

Start a career with purpose

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.

Get licensed

Wonderschool assists you with licensing processes to ensure you meet each state’s specific set of requirements.

Increase your income

Through our Child Care Finder marketplace, we help providers grow enrollments and tuition revenue. Parents in your neighborhood can easily discover and message you.

Start with no upfront fees

There is no cost to enroll in Wonderschool’s Startup Child Care Program until you receive your first enrollment.


Care for children's early learning

Wonderschool's Startup Child Care Program is designed for anyone with a passion for early childhood education.

Stay-at-home parents

Friends, families and neighbors

Teachers and educators

Providers who want to accelerate with Wonderschool

Yukari Ishikawa
“Before joining Wonderschool, I spent 3 years trying to start a child program and learn the business side. Within 4 weeks of joining Wonderschool, I completed my licensing application and got what I needed to officially start and grow my child care business.”
Metta Tree Montessori
Dina Araujo
“With Wonderschool, I save 5-6 hours a week on administrative tasks. That is a lifesaver for a busy child care program.” 
Early Learning Preschool
Leonor Velazquez
“I joined Wonderschool for faster marketing and billing. Within months, my program was full, and the tuition collection process that used to take me hours is automated. With more time available, I can focus on teaching.” 
Munchkins Care
Shaunte Taylor
“Without Wonderschool, I would be spending 5-8 hours a week on processing new enrollments alone.“
Little Urban Farmers Learning Space

Open your first child care 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.


Acquire your child care license

Our team guides you through complex licensing processes to ensure you meet state-specific requirements.


Write a business plan

Build a financial model to sustain livable income based on anticipated tuition income and operational expenses.


Design your program

Set up your child care space and learn how to create high-quality early childhood education programs.


Build a professional website

Create a beautiful website so that families can easily find the program that meets their needs.


Grow enrollments

Market your program on social media and learn how to keep your program consistently full.


Manage your finances

Collect tuition, track expenses, and manage your budget with our easy-to-use Child Care Management System.


Lean into online community

Connect with other providers, engage with experts, and access 24/7 support. Get one-to-one business coaching from experts.


Estimate your earnings

Use our calculator to estimate your program revenue and costs.

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Grow your program enrollments with our partners

Wonderschool is a proud partner of Bright Horizons to provide extra support and help fill open spots in your program.

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Build expertise to run your child care business

Browse through additional resources to learn how you can run successful family child care programs.


Join Wonderschool's Startup Child Care Program

Answer a few simple questions and our team will get back to you on next steps within 48 hours.