How to Run a Home Daycare

Thanks for dropping by “How To Run A Home Daycare.”  This site is designed to help new and experienced child care providers. It helps answer the question “How do I start a daycare?” It also guides new caregivers through the first year of growing pains, and supports the experienced caregiver with fresh ideas and inspiration.

This site is organized into sections through the menu bar, so that you can quickly navigate to your area of interest (we understand you are pressed for time, naps only last so long!) and find the resources you need.


Latest Posts


Preschool Letter of the Week Program – Free

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Do you have preschoolers in your home daycare this year?  Are you wondering how to include some letter learning into your busy day? Would you like a program that is easy to implement and uses items found around the house?  One that doesn’t require a lot of preparation in the evening?  One that includes activities,…
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Marshmallow Catapults

marshmallow catapults

We are learning about medieval times with our homeschool co-op class. Last week I hosted our group and decided to do a lesson on catapults.  What child doesn’t want to see marshmallows flying around the backyard?  I needed the activity to be geared towards children aged 3-8 years old. I started the lesson by showing…
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How To Teach Kids To Accept Others – An Elephant Story and Activity

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As home daycare providers we teach children how to put on their shoes and how to use a spoon.  We also teach them to be proud of their unique qualities and how to accept each other’s differences.  It’s important to pause and teach a social skill in the moment when an opportunity arises (like sharing…
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Make A Math Match-Up Tray Game

math match-up tray game

Learning how to count and recognize numbers is a skill that requires a lot of exposure and practice.  First, children learn how to count orally in a sequence (1,2,3,4,5). Then they learn one-to-one correspondence (seeing two crackers in my hand and hearing the word, “two”.  Children make the mental link that number words represent the amount…
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