Start your own preschool at home,
in as little as two months

"Wonderschool has been amazingly supportive. At first,
I felt so nervous about marketing, but the support and resources I
received made me more confident.
"

  • uwimana Union City Wonderschool

Join our network of boutique early childhood programs

There is a shortage of daycares and preschools across the country. Children under five aren’t getting the early education they need.

We're making enriching childcare available to everyone with learning environments that feel like a home away from home.

We don’t look at what degrees you hold. If you understand child early education and how to care for children, we can help you with all the business aspects of developing your own early childhood program at home.

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Earn up to $120,000 per year as a Wonderschool director

Wonderschool educators and caregivers often make as much as 2.3X their previous salary. With some making up to $120,000 in yearly revenue. That's around $85/hour after expenses.

In most cases, you can match your current monthly income as a teacher or caregiver by enrolling just 2-3 students in your school.

Many of our educators move to larger homes to accommodate growing demand as their preschool business grows.

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"Wonderschool not only gives you the tools to start your business,
they make sure you succeed."

  • adryanaLittle Aprendiz

Wonderschool is a complete end-to-end solution for teachers, nannies,
stay-at-home moms, and other caregivers.

Getting licensed and insured

We’ll help you meet the legal requirements and get through the paperwork. 80% of our applicants successfully make it through this process.

Setting up your space

We’ll give you ideas for creating and childproofing your learning environment, whether it’s a home, an apartment, or somewhere else.

Filling your program with students

All the coaching you need to start getting enrollments. We’ll show you how to advertise your business. How to price yourself. And how to host effective tours for parents.

I feel much more confident being backed by Wonderschool because I feel like I am part of something bigger. When parents come into tour, they already have some trust in my program before they even meet me.

  • Anna,Carousel Wonderschool

Managing your finances

Easily manage enrollments, handle deposits, collect monthly tuition payments, and track expenses through our platform.

Growing your business

We’ll help you set and track the right business goals. You’ll always have a clear view of how your school is performing, to keep your business successful and sustainable.

Knowing that I can rely on Wonderschool’s technical and business expertise gives me the ease and freedom to focus on my students.

  • Theresa Little Nest Learning Space

Getting licensed and insured

We’ll help you meet the legal requirements and get through the paperwork. 80% of our applicants successfully make it through this process.

Filling your program with students

All the coaching you need to start getting enrollments. We’ll show you how to advertise your business. How to price yourself. And how to host effective tours for parents.

Managing your finances

Easily manage enrollments, handle deposits, collect monthly tuition payments, and track expenses through our platform.

Knowing that I can rely on Wonderschool’s technical and business expertise gives me the ease and freedom to focus on my students.

  • Theresa Little Nest Learning Space

Setting up your space

We’ll give you ideas for creating and childproofing your learning environment, whether it’s a home, an apartment, or somewhere else.

I feel much more confident being backed by Wonderschool because I feel like I am part of something bigger. When parents come into tour, they already have some trust in my program before they even meet me.

  • Anna,Carousel Wonderschool

Growing your business

We’ll help you set and track the right business goals. You’ll always have a clear view of how your school is performing, to keep your business successful and sustainable.

let’s get started

We’re a community. We support each other.

Not only will you have a mentor to help you set up your environment and your program, we’ll also connect you with other teachers who are in the same boat as you.

Our teachers support each other, share ideas and answer each others’ questions. We’re a team.

You’ll also get access to a network of substitute teachers whenever you need them.

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Run your school on your own terms

You have the freedom to choose your curriculum and teaching philosophy. Set your own program hours and
schedule. Gain complete control over your time.

One-on-One support

Coaching

Done-for-you website

Set your own schedule

Valuable marketing
guidance

An expert child care mentor

One-on-One support

Coaching

Done-for-you website

Set your own schedule

Valuable marketing
guidance

An expert child care mentor

We’ve helped start 140 child care centers and preschools,
and we’re growing fast

Start and succeed with opening your
own child care program

We're here to help, every step of the way.

Frequently asked questions

If I rent, can I open a Wonderschool?

Yes, you can start a Wonderschool in most places if you don’t own. In California and New York, your landlord cannot evict you for starting a Wonderschool.

How much money do I need to come up with up front?

The license costs around $150. $300 if additional training is needed. You’ll also need to childproof your apartment and buy materials to get parents enrolled. Things like art supplies and tables.

You can be thrifty. Trying asking friends for materials or go to thrift stores and nearby schools.

I live in a studio. Can I start a Wonderschool?
What if my home is small?

Yes, you can start in a studio. It’s common for directors to start small then grow into a larger place, though even a one-room cottage is just fine.

We’ve worked with directors who’ve started in studios then moved into large apartments or homes in the nicest parts of the city.

Why do I need Wonderschool when I can do it myself?

Wonderschool directors launch faster, typically in two to six months. Directors who don't work with Wonderschool take up to 1 year to get started. Many of our educators also move to larger homes after just a few months to accommodate growing demand.

With Wonderschool, you are working with a community of experts that use best practices based on evidence and data to market and grow your program.

Can I start a Wondershool in an apartment?

Yes, you can. The majority of our providers work out of apartments.

Can I expand if I want?

Yes, you can start in a small apartment and move to a larger apartment or house. Wonderschool can give you steps to smooth out the transition.

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Start your own child care program

We're here to help, every step of the way.