5. What education and experience do I need to run a Joy School?

The best Joy School teachers are those who’ve had considerable experience teaching and caring for young children. Many in-home commercial Joy School teachers are former elementary or preschool teachers. Some have taught Joy School as a co-op with other mothers and got their teaching experience that way. Some have had experience teaching children in church or other settings.  The most important qualifications of a Joy School operator are:

  • an understanding and appreciation of the Joy School curriculum
  • experience working with children and a good natural rapport with children
  • an ability to work well with parents
  • good organizational skills and basic computer skills
  • a sincere desire to provide a wonderful preschool experience to children and to involve their parents in their preschool education

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