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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Easter Egg Letter Games

Easter Egg Letter Games Reading

Do your kids love to search for Easter eggs? Mine do. We search for eggs on a daily basis as we lead up to Easter. I have a variety of ages in my home daycare so I decided to create some educational egg hunting games that were tailored to each age group.  We have a…
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10 Problem Solving Activities using Blocks -for 2.5 -7 yr olds

block party

One mother in our homeschool co-op group is fantastic at putting together learning activities for a big group of multi-aged kids.  She has graciously allowed me to blog about her idea since it would be a sure winner with a daycare group. The youngest children who fully participated were two and a half years old…
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DIY Pendulum for Block Demolition Fun

pendulum

Watch any two or three year old and you will see that knocking a stack of blocks over is half the fun of building the tower in the first place. Today I helped the children built a simple wrecking ball so they could take turns sending it crashing into their block towers. We used items…
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St. Patrick’s Day – Four Leaf Clover Crowns and Pot of Gold Dancing

st. Pat's day crowns

We read two books today about Leprechauns and their pot of gold under the rainbow.  The children enjoyed them so much I decided to extend the St. Patrick’s Day fun.  My little ones love to skip and move so I put together a pot of gold we could dance around. We used a mixing bowl,…
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Table Top Hockey Ideas

table top hockey

I have an indoor activity that your school age children might enjoy doing this Spring Break.  It is cold here so we made two different table top rinks to play indoor hockey.  You know the weather is chilly when it’s too cold to play hockey outside! The first one we made involved real ice in…
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