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.


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Art in the Park- Painting Like Eric Carle

eric carle painting

It’s summer time and I love to take my daycare group to the park.  We pack a lunch and enjoy the beautiful weather. Today we met up with some friends and did a group art lesson. We have been reading Eric Carle’s books so we decided to try out his painting style used in many…
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Summer Time Daycare Ideas

summer time daycare ideas

It’s summer and most of us home daycare providers take our holidays at this time of year.  My home daycare will be closed for two weeks as I enjoy some time with my own family.  I put together a list of my past blog posts for you.  They will give you ideas for some summer…
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Dots! Pointillism Technique Painting

dots! pointillism painting

  My artistic homeschooling mama friend did a great art lesson with my daycare group last week.  She started out by showing the children a book about George Seurat.  They looked at some of his more well known paintings and talked about how he painted his pictures. Pointillism is a technique of painting using small…
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Who Made That Sound? Circle Time Game

who made that sound video

Need an easy game to play at circle time this week?  This game is a great way to practice listening skills. It’s also a good one to take with you to the park or into the back yard on a beautiful day.  The only materials you need are a blindfold and a musical instrument. If…
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