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.

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Inukshuk Craft

Inukshuk Craft

  It’s almost July 1st and that means it’s time to celebrate Canada Day! We’ve been learning about the traditional symbols of Canada such as maple syrup, hockey and an inukshuk. An inukshuk is a monument made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is “Someone…
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Will it Sail or Sink? Cork Boats

sail or sink cork boats

  One day last week we had a big thunderstorm and then the sun broke out with a dazzling display of light.  I wanted to take the kids out so they could enjoy the sunshine and all those large puddles but not everyone had rain boots and extra clothes at my house that day.  Puddle…
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Caterpillar Story Props and Activity

caterpillar story props

The children have been learning about caterpillars and butterflies this spring. I bought two live caterpillar kits from a friend so the children could watch the process of metamorphosis.  Every day we observe the changes and they are expected to emerge from their chrysalis’ any day now.  A homeschool mother at our co-op did a…
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Father’s Day Phone Charger Station

father's day phone charger

Would you like an idea for a Father’s Day craft for your daycare group?  This year I decided to try something that might appeal to the techie Dads.  I found it on Pinterest.  We made cell phone charger stations using shampoo bottles and decorated them with a collage of torn paper.  It was an easy craft…
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