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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Easy Pumpkin Crafts

easy pumpkin crafts

We have been talking about pumpkins around here this month and reading many Halloween books.  “Winnie’s Amazing Pumpkin” is the children’s favourite book this week.  The illustrations are very amusing and the text has a cute “Abracadabra” part that the children can join in on as you read. If you happen upon it at the…
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Pumpkin Bowling

pumpkin bowling

I bought these cute little mini pumpkins to decorate our daycare table this month and thought of a fun way to use them in a counting game. I have one little one who is learning to count to five and another child who is working on remembering the sequence 11, 12, 13. The first step…
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Masterpieces from Nature -An Easy Craft for Little Hands

Masterpieces from nature

My own children go to Forest School once a week as part of our homeschooling program.  Their innovative teacher had them create pictures on the forest floor with natural materials from the woods.  They framed their work space by first using four sticks to section off their canvas. Then they used leaves, twigs, bark, etc.…
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Preschool Apple Ideas-Math, Science & Applesauce!

preschool apple activities

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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