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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5 Ideas to Help Turn your little Grumpy Dwarf into Happy Dwarf

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We have some big changes happening at my home daycare this month with children transitioning to school for the first time and other kids going through bumpy life stages.  Many of you home daycare providers understand the emotional highs and lows involved with trying to help young ones navigate turbulent events. One day last week…
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1 Minute Prep. Ideas = Kid Friendly Snacks

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Every once in a while I enjoy putting an extra minute or two into my snack time preparations to bring a smile to the children’s faces.  A little effort goes a long way to impress the kids.  One simple idea is to use a cup or a glass instead of a bowl.  I put applesauce…
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Create a “Play Centre” to Ignite the Imagination

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Children who can set the stage for imaginary play end up playing creatively for hours.  This type of play helps young children learn how to problem solve, use materials they have on hand, transform one object into something else, work out emotions and feel in control. Some children naturally enter into long drawn out games…
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DIY Balloon Squishy Ball

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  I follow a great preschool blog called “Preschool Powol Packets” and this week Carla made Squishy Bouncy Balls.  I loved the sound of this craft so we decided to give it a try. The materials were easy enough to find around the house,  flour, balloons and a funnel.  I also thought about filling a…
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