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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


Heart Pixie Teaches Children Kindness – Make a Needle Felted Pixie

heart pixie needle felted

I made this needle felted pixie for Valentine’s Day because I’m planning on focusing on the character trait of ‘kindness’ for February.  My daycare children adore it when I tell them stories using gnomes and pixies from our Nature Table. At the beginning of the month, I change the scene on the Nature Table.  It…
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How To Stop Toddlers Who Knock Down Other Children’s Block Towers

block towers

The majority of toddlers reach a stage where they DELIGHT in knocking down block towers.  Most of them aren’t so handy yet at building the tower again after it has been demolished.  If they can find a parent/caregiver/older child to build towers for them to then knock down, this activity will keep them amused for…
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Play Dough Snowmen – Practice Counting, Colours, Sequencing, Patterns, Vocabulary and more…

play dough snowmen

I made some homemade play dough for my daycare group today.  It’s winter here and I thought they would enjoy making their own play dough snow people.  I put out some craft items so the snow people could be decorated with accessories. Please make sure the size of your craft items are appropriate for the…
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Hopscotch- Months of the Year

hopscotch

Happy New Year or shall I say, HOPpy New Year! Today we are playing Hopscotch. My group is always excited to turn the page of our big calendar the first of every month.  This month it was extra special because it is also a new year. Understanding the length of time in a month or…
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