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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


Ghost Fingerplay Songs – 3 Videos

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My daycare children love to learn new songs and fingerplays as we prepare for a celebration. Halloween is approaching and the children are excited about the event. We have been reading stories about halloween and singing songs as we prepare for the big day. Here are three easy ghost fingerplay songs for you to do…
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Top Ten Toys for Endless Hours of Play -Best Picks for a Home Daycare

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  Many daycare providers and preschool teachers wonder:  What types of toys are best?  Which ones will the children play with again and again? Which ones are sturdy enough to last many years of constant wear and tear? Which ones will appeal to multiple age ranges of children? Which ones will be educational?  Which ones…
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27 Preschool Apple Activities -Includes: Science, Music, Counting, Sensory, Song Videos, and More!

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An apple theme week filled with apple activities is an exciting way to bring new knowledge and a connection to the season into your daycare.  I will give you some craft ideas, songs, field trip ideas, baking ideas, books, early academic concepts, and imaginative play ideas in this article. Studying the natural world will help…
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Leaf Crowns

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  Leaf Crowns are a great autumn activity to make with your children.  You can spend time talking about colours, sizes and patterns when the kids arrange the leaves on their crowns. My daycare group and I took a walk two weeks ago to collect fallen leaves.  I encouraged the children to collect different sizes,…
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