Start Teaching Enrichment Classes
Download our free guide (.PDF) and get started on your STEM program today! Our guide contains:
- 55+ Pages of step-by-step instructions
- Checklists & Worksheets
- Resources & Inspiration to get you going
Also Download: How to Start a STEM Camp
Why are you giving away this guide for free? Because we want to see more STEM programs inspiring more kids, and because we want to help more people achieve the dream of starting a business. We hope you will find our curriculum and other tools helpful along the way, but you have no obligation to us whatsoever. If you start a program and inspire the kids in your community, that is enough of a reward for us.
Is this a franchise? No. Curiosity Zone provides tools and inspiration to get you started, but you will name, build and run your own program.
Where can I offer classes? Just about anywhere. You could:
- Teach classes at your local preschool, elementary school or daycare.
- Rent space at a local church or community center and offer classes or classes there.
- Offer weekly classes at your house. (Be aware of zoning issues.)
- Distinguish your home day care by offering weekly science lessons.
- Add science to your existing enrichment program.
How much money will it cost? You can launch a STEM enrichment class program for $500 or less.
How much money can I make? It’s entirely up to you. You could offer classes in your backyard for six neighborhood kids, charge $100 for 10 weeks and make $600. Or you could rent space in a church, hold 4 classes with 10 kids each, charge $150 for 10 weeks, and make $6000.
How do I know what activities to do, and how do I explain the science? Create your own curriculum, or buy one of our proven, turn-key programs and we’ll walk you through it.
How do I sell my classes? There are lots of free ways to market STEM programs – leverage your school, church or neighborhood connections, advertise on social media, participate in festivals and community events, list your classes in local directories. . . .
What about all the legal, insurance, accounting stuff? This isn’t as scary as it seems. Our free guide will walk you through it.
What is a reasonable timeline? If you really focus on it, you could be up and running with a small program in a month or two. But assuming you are a busy person, 120 days is a more reasonable timeline. Ultimately the timeline will be driven by your resources (time, money and level of expertise) and the demands of the marketplace.
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