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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Easy DIY Felt Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Easy DIY felt toy

Many providers who do before/after school care have their older children with them for the entire week of spring break. Today I thought I would give you a cute DIY craft you could make yourself or with your school agers to keep them amused one afternoon. Tic Tac Toe is an easy game that many…
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Use a Theme Table for Preschool Learning

theme table for learning

Some days running a home daycare with multiple ages can be very busy.  It can be challenging to provide the older children with the extended exploratory play opportunities and extended information they are seeking on various subjects when you also have a group of toddlers. Providing a theme table is one way that helps me…
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Valentine’s Day Activities

valentine's day activites

My daycare children love Valentine’s Day.  A special day all about showing the people we care about how much we love and appreciate them.  In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day I like to do some themed based activities.  Here are a few simple learning activities you can do in your home daycare as…
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Glitter Lanterns

glitter lanterns

The weather has been cold and we have been stuck inside.  Sometimes a little light helps lift the spirit.  My daycare kids love to have fancy lunches or indoor picnic lunches to break-up a cold weather stretch.  One easy way to make a meal more special is to simply add a lantern to the middle…
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