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.


Latest Posts


Scavenger Hunts -Nature/Colour/Indoors

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+-*We have been talking about the earth and the web of life at my house lately. Every animal in the food chain has an important job to do just like every child in my home daycare has an important job that contributes to the whole group. This week we learned about scavengers in the animal…
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Circle Time Game -Doggie Doggie

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+-*Are you looking for a quick, simple game to play with your daycare group? I love games that require no prep, few materials and can last for two minutes or extend to 20 minutes if necessary.  Five year old children are the target audience for this game but you can simplify it for younger kids.…
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Two Draw and Tell Videos (Bunny and Birthday Cake)

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+-*I have two more Draw and Tell stories for your home daycare today.  If you aren’t sure what Draw and Tell stories are all about, read my last week’s post here for more information. This story is about a child’s special stuffy toy bunny.  I explain in the video how creating your own stories for…
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Draw and Tell Stories (Robot and Sailboat)

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+-*Do your daycare children love Draw and Tell Stories? The majority of children aged 2-7 years old love these types of oral stories because as the adult tells the story, they also slowly draw a simple picture. When the story is finished, the picture is complete and the children delight in seeing how the drawing…
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