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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


Preschool Letter of the Week Program – Free

Letter of the Week Program

Do you have preschoolers in your home daycare this year?  Are you wondering how to include some letter learning into your busy day? Would you like a program that is easy to implement and uses items found around the house?  One that doesn’t require a lot of preparation in the evening?  One that includes activities,…
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How Much Money Will I Make Running A Home Daycare?

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  Many people who are contemplating the option of opening up their own home daycare ask about a daycare provider’s income.  How much can you make?   Is it profitable?  Is it a steady income?  Will it be enough money for my situation? Let’s take a look at each question: How much can you make? This…
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Apple Activities- Science and Math Fun for 2-4 year olds! Easy Applesauce Recipe Included

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We went apple picking this fall and here are a few activity ideas you could use in your home daycare.  Our topic was apples but I also do similar activities with the topic being pumpkins or corn or even a holiday such as Halloween. I’ll show you how I involve the different age groups and…
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Is Your Play Room Setup Working for You? Or Causing Problems?

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Many home daycare providers welcome new children into their daycare group every year. Once the new children are in your care for a few weeks you can tell if your playroom setup is helping you or working against you. I just changed around my playroom to reflect the new ages of my group and their…
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Teach the Days of the Week with this Easy 5 minute Routine

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Having a daily ritual known as ‘Calendar Time’ is a popular morning activity in many preschool classrooms. Bringing this routine into your home daycare is a fast and easy way to teach the Days of the Week (and more) to your preschool children. Calendar time has TWO main benefits for children. 1. New Concepts Calendar…
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How To Make A Child Feel Welcomed on the First Day of Preschool

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The first day of preschool (or daycare for younger children) can be scary.  An experienced daycare provider has the ability to make a child feel welcomed using a few trade secrets. Integrating new children can be challenging if they are reluctant to leave their parent.  As home daycare providers our group often changes and we…
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