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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Are Two Year Olds too Young for Circle Time?

Are two years too young for circle time

  Circle Time is a term we Early Childhood Educators use to describe a time in the day where we sit with the children and teach them a new concept. It often includes songs, stories and learning games. The concepts being taught might be counting to five or learning colour names. So, are two year…
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6 Tips that Foster Calm Intentional Play for Two Year Olds

calm two year old play

Any daycare provider that has a group of two year olds (or a single two year old) has probably seen them engage in the ever popular activity I like to call, “The Garbage Pile.”  The two year olds gleefully take a toy off the toy shelves and dump it in a huge pile.  Then, once…
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DIY Ball Run

DIY Ball run

My neighbour was recycling this giant flat piece of cardboard and I immediately thought-  BALL RUN!  Marble runs are fun to make with older children but they aren’t safe for toddlers because of the marbles being choking hazards.   This section of cardboard was big enough to make ramps that fit a medium sized ball.…
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Toddler Approved Mummy Craft

mummy craft

A caregiver friend sent me this craft that she found on Pinterest.  It’s originally from Allison at No Time for Flash Cards.  I decided to try it out on my daycare group because I have a few little ones who LOVE tape and post-it notes.  Green painter’s tape is a staple at my house! You…
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