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Welcome To My Blog

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


How I Use St. Patrick’s Day to Get My Kids To Eat Seaweed

We started a St. Patrick’s Day tradition in my home daycare a few years ago, we do a GREEN FOOD taste test challenge activity.  I give them a bunch of sample size green foods (some healthy, some not) and they try each one. We record (either as a group or individually) their preferences. Then we…
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A Full Daycare EVERY Day! Even When A Child is at Home Sick or Away on Vacation!

One of the biggest challenges of being a home daycare provider is our fluctuating salary. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to rely on a regular pay check amount every month? Many providers have an enrolment policy that states the parents only pay for the days when their child is in care. If the…
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Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Necklace

Learn how to make a simple felt heart necklace for Valentine’s Day. This sewing project is appropriate for a child around five or six years old. You could make this gift to give to a friend as a special Valentine or wear it yourself for a Valentine’s Day party. Materials: This post includes amazon affiliate…
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Six Toddler Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. My little ones love to do crafts and I like finding simple crafts that my toddlers can participate in enthusiastically. I have six simple crafts for you today that will have your toddler’s heart happy! 1. Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamps Gently bend the end of a toilet paper roll…
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Want Daycare Clients Who Always Pick Up on Time? 2 Secrets That Work!

One of the most common complaints from home daycare providers is how to deal with daycare parents who are consistently late. It is easy to understand how parents can find themselves arriving late. Work deadlines, rush hour traffic and a quick stop at the corner store can all result in them being late to pick…
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