FIRST: Find other kiddos and Mom's that are interested We have 7 kids and 6 moms (since I contribute two kids to the mix- not counting the baby...;))
SECOND: Establish a schedule. We do Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-11:00. We follow the local school district calendar. We planned September thru December up front. There are a variety of curriculum that you can use, i.e. Joy School, etc. If you do a search for "home preschool curriculum" you can find an infinite selection of choices. For our group, we decided to assign each week a letter with a coordinating theme and then the teachers can adjust accordingly. We each do follow the same daily schedule, which allows for the expectations for the kids and teachers to be uniform... Here is how we have our daily schedule set up:
THIRD: Establish Expectations for teachers and children- it will help bring consistency across the board. Here is an example of what we have set up...
FOURTH: Make a Go-to Box (link here)
FIFTH: Plan your week and HAVE FUN! The kids can feel when you are tense, so try to enjoy. More tips and fun lesson ideas to come!!