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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


Have Babies & Toddlers? Want to Teach Your Preschooler Math Concepts? Not Enough Time? Try A “Learning Walk!”

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Are you feeling frustrated because you want to spend more time helping your preschooler count and recognize numbers? Is it impossible to find time to sit down with your preschooler because you also have a toddler or a baby? This is a common scenario for a home daycare provider.  My favourite way to juggle teaching…
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Watch Your Kids Play Happily for Hours With This 3 Step Technique – Today is Step Three!

Watch Your Kids Play Happily for Hours

How do you get your kids to play for so long independently? I can’t get anything done because the children always need my help, how do you manage with all your daycare kids?  These are common questions for new home daycare providers and new parents. Over the years I’ve developed a 3 Step Technique that…
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Watch Your Kids Play Happily for Hours With This 3 Step Technique – Today is Step Two!

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Last week I answered a blog follower’s question, “How do you get the kids to play happily for long stretches of time?” with a video about loose parts play.  The video talked about Step One in my 3 Step Technique towards extended independent play. Watch the video here to learn all about the materials needed…
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Want Your Kids to Play Happily for Hours? Try this Simple 3 Step Technique!

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A recurring question that I get from my readers is: “How do you get the kids to play happily for long stretches of time?”  There are a couple of key steps to help children play independently for extended periods of time.  Step One is to have open ended toys or objects available to the children.…
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