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


DIY Balloon Squishy Ball

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  I follow a great preschool blog called “Preschool Powol Packets” and this week Carla made Squishy Bouncy Balls.  I loved the sound of this craft so we decided to give it a try. The materials were easy enough to find around the house,  flour, balloons and a funnel.  I also thought about filling a…
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#1 Requested Lunch -Navy Bean & Veggies

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  About six months ago I served my daycare children a navy bean casserole for lunch one day and I was pleasantly surprised when all five of the kids loved it. They commented on how delicious it was and they all ate every last bite. Mmmmm,…………. this is odd in my world.  I consider a…
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DIY Felt Birthday Crowns

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I have two children in my home daycare, a brother and a sister, whose birthdays are only two days apart.  It’s very important to the two-year old that he gets exactly what his big sister receives, therefore I needed a good gift idea that would work for both ages.  I wanted to give them a handmade…
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Making Dandelion Chain Crowns

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My daycare children love to pick flowers and one flower that I let them pick is the dandelion! One morning we came upon a soccer field full of dandelions on our walk.  The children delighted in picking fistfuls of dandelions.  Once they had collected a bunch I made them some dandelion crowns to wear.  Dandelions…
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