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


An Outdoor Craft -Exploring Freezing & Melting

an outdoor craft

Have your daycare children every felt unmotivated to get bundled up in outdoor clothes and get some fresh air and exercise? Sometimes it’s hard to get my group outside when there has been a string of very cold days.  Sometimes it’s hard for ME to get motivated to go outside in the cold. I find…
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Stone Soup Activity

stone soup activity

Yesterday we made stone stoup with our homeschool playgroup co-op and I was amazed at how the children gobbled up the soup afterwards.  I remember making stone soup at the Waldorf Daycare I worked at years ago and how magical the story was as it was presented to the children. Stone Soup is a wonderful…
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Snow Maze Counting Game

Snow maze counting game

We received several inches of fresh snow that covered the backyard in a thick smooth blanket.  It was the perfect day to make a snow maze for my daycare children.  I asked all the kids to play at the back of the yard by the climber while I shuffled my feet to create a path…
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Gluten Free Oat Bars (nut free option as well)

gluten free oat bars

A friend of ours who is gluten free introduced us to these delicious bars and we love them! They are healthy, filling and can be nut free if you have allergies in your daycare group. I like them because they are easy and super quick to make. If I have children ‘helping’ me bake then…
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