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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


Toddler throwing Toys? These 2 Tips will Help!

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Most toddlers go through a phase of development where they find great delight in throwing objects.  A few of them will happily limit this behaviour to just throwing soft balls but the vast majority (at least the ones I’ve known) generalize their behaviour to everything and anything that isn’t nailed down. Some of these junior…
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Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers

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I have my daycare children make some sort of handprint Mother’s Day cards every year.  They are adorable, quick and it’s sweet to see how much their little hands have grown from the previous year.  The handprint flowers are very easy to do if you have young children in your care.  I’ll get my group…
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Want Good Problem Solvers? Try this 1-2-3 Method!

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Last week I shared my 1-2-3 Problem Solving Method and showed you how to apply it with older children.  Today I’m going to explain how I use this method with my younger kids. Children who are good independent problem solvers get along better with their peers and have higher levels of self-esteem. Problem solving skills can…
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Want Good Problem Solvers? Get Started with this Buoyancy Activity!

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Problem solving skills can be developed in any child through modelling and practice. I teach my toddlers how to problem solve with the same method as my school age children.  My three basic steps are; What do you KNOW? What can you TRY? Who can HELP? Today I’ll be sharing a buoyancy activity you can…
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