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.

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.


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DIY Super Hero Mask

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I love making handmade birthday gifts for my daycare children.  Do you have a super hero fan at your home daycare?  I have one that loves to run as fast as he can! Here is how I made a simple felt mask that could be adapted to transform a child into whatever their imagination desires.…
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Alphabet Book -Letter of the Week Program

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If you have been participating in my Letter of the Week Program you may want to compile your letter crafts into an Alphabet Book.  Children greatly benefit from a closing activity after taking part in a program that lasts many weeks.  Your daycare children have become used to your letter activities every week.  They might be…
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Letter “Z” -Letter of the Week Program

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Welcome to letter “Z” week everyone.  Well done to all the caregivers out there who have provided their daycare children with alphabet activities for the last 26 weeks!  You deserve a pat on the back and recognition for all your hard work and dedication.  I applaud you. We read our AlphaTales  letter books and practiced…
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Letter “Y”- Letter of the Week

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Welcome to letter “Y” week!  The children and I made a letter “Y” yellow collage for our letter craft.  The word ‘yellow’ was an easy association for everyone in my daycare group.  Only one child knew what a yak was! However, yaks are a common association with the letter “Y” and our letter books this…
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