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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Christmas Tree Theme – A Craft, Felt Board Poems and Lunch!

Christmas tree Collage

Christmas is almost here and I wanted to share with you some fun Christmas tree activities that work for a mixed age group.  Many of us have our regular little ones this short work week and some of you may also be caring for school agers who are on holidays. Here are three ideas my…
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Christmas Tree Paper Plate Craft

christmas tree craft

I saw this Christmas tree craft on Pinterest and thought my daycare children would love to make one.  Our youngest group member was super keen to make a tree so I modified the original craft by Rachel at I heart Crafty Things to make it easier for him. First each child painted a paper plate with green paint…
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Card Holder Holiday Wreath -Kids Make For Their Parents

Christmas wreath clothespin

I’ve had the same daycare group for a few years now and I needed a new gift idea for the holidays.  Finding new unique gift ideas that small children can make for their parents can be challenging. My criteria is something the children can be actively involved in making and something that is useful. Yes,…
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Advent Paper Chain To Teach Colours & Numbers

advent paper chain

The snow has arrived early here and with it comes the excitement of Christmas. The passage of time is an abstract concept for young children to grasp. Advent activities are a wonderful way to practice colours and numbers in the month of December. One of my daycare two year olds is learning his colour words…
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