Have you ever thought of opening a family child care or home-based preschool? Maybe you left teaching to stay home with your young children, but would love to bring in additional income for your family. Or you currently work at a daycare center but would appreciate more autonomy and leadership opportunities. You may simply see parents struggling to find and afford child care in your neighborhood and want to help.
From being your own boss, to an increased earning potential, to spending more time with your own children, the benefits of starting an in-home preschool business are numerous. But why is now the time to make it happen? And how can you be sure your business will succeed?
Wonderschool and the Mississippi Department of Health have teamed up to help.
SInce 2020, 8.4% of child care providers have left the industry. This shortage has led to programs closing, in an industry that was already short-handed before the pandemic. The state of Mississippi has referred to this dilemma as an “urgent need,” and has built new partnerships to improve the local child care field over the coming years.
MDHS is currently focusing on recruiting and supporting new in-home child care providers through training, business coaching, and other free resources. A substitute teacher pool is also being established to ensure businesses can continue to provide care when illnesses or personal matters pop up.
What does this mean for your business? Free support is available, and families looking to enroll are plentiful.
The best time to start a new family child care business in Mississippi is now.
By partnering with Wonderschool, MDHS now offers each of the following services at no cost to new Mississippi child care providers:
Starting an in-home child care in Mississippi has never been easier, and the demand is as high as ever. If you’re ready to make a career change, sign up for a free account or dig into our free resources today. MDHS and Wonderschool will be here to help you succeed every step of the way.
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With demand rising and new support systems in place, now is the time to start your business and join Mississippi’s band of in-home child care providers.
The demand for quality child care is growing, and new support systems are in place to help your business succeed.