Racquel Payton has extensive experience in early childhood education. She has a master's degree in human development and has worked in several centers in Northern California. After Covid-related closures from the former center she worked in, she was ready to find a new opportunity to continue teaching while gaining financial security.
Racquel was dismayed by the process and initial costs of opening a child care center. She shifted her goal to starting a family child care, but opening an in-home program was confusing. The California licensing process was lengthy and complicated to complete. She was also unsure how to utilize her tenant rights to start a program from a rental home.
Racquel enrolled in Wonderschool Academy to get the guidance and clarity she needed all in one place. She appreciated that Wonderschool Academy could steadily familiarize her to all aspects of the industry. Wonderschool’s coaches assisted her with communication with her landlord about her rights to run a high-quality program in California.
“Wonderschool Academy is a fantastic choice to begin an in-home preschool and child care business. You get online assistance with all aspects of getting started, the classes are easy to follow, and there are no up-front costs. They even help you communicate with your landlord and figure out how to turn your home into a high-quality preschool.”-Racquel Payton, Program Director, Young Innovators Academy (Oakland, CA)
Racquel obtained her license, set up her beautiful home-based classroom, established her website, and learned how to use the Wonderschool app to begin enrolling families and accepting tuition during the 12-week program. She named her program Young Innovators Academy and is ready to start supporting the future innovators of her community.
Wonderschool Benefits Benefit OneSupport new providers with child care planningBenefit TwoTeach providers how to use our child care app to operate their businessBenefit ThreeCoach new providers with needed business and early childhood education insight necessary to run a high-quality in-home preschool.
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