The most important step in starting your pre school is the licensing requirements. The rules vary all across the nation, so gaining basic knowledge will be invaluable. After you have meeting the licensure requirements, you should write a business plan. Some questions are fairly standard like maximum enrolment capacity, part-time or full-time, among others Outside of establishment costs, you need to take upkeep expenses into consideration. Once you've gotten your preschool set up and ready for opening, finding students is the final step which involves thorough advertising. After your preschool is up and running, you'll need money for janitorial services and safety maintenance.