A Full Daycare EVERY Day! Even When A Child is at Home Sick or Away on Vacation!

One of the biggest challenges of being a home daycare provider is our fluctuating salary. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to rely on a regular pay check amount every month? Many providers have an enrolment policy that states the parents only pay for the days when their child is in care. If the…
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Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Necklace

Learn how to make a simple felt heart necklace for Valentine’s Day. This sewing project is appropriate for a child around five or six years old. You could make this gift to give to a friend as a special Valentine or wear it yourself for a Valentine’s Day party. Materials: This post includes amazon affiliate…
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Six Toddler Valentine’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. My little ones love to do crafts and I like finding simple crafts that my toddlers can participate in enthusiastically. I have six simple crafts for you today that will have your toddler’s heart happy! 1. Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamps Gently bend the end of a toilet paper roll…
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Want Daycare Clients Who Always Pick Up on Time? 2 Secrets That Work!

One of the most common complaints from home daycare providers is how to deal with daycare parents who are consistently late. It is easy to understand how parents can find themselves arriving late. Work deadlines, rush hour traffic and a quick stop at the corner store can all result in them being late to pick…
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Decorate The Felt Christmas Tree! -Toddler Activity

Children LOVE to decorate Christmas trees. Here’s a cute tree made of felt that your daycare children can decorate again and again. Felt is a great fabric because it will stick to other pieces of felt. Your children can put the felt ornaments on the felt tree and then take them off a million times…
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Easy Cardboard Tube Maze -Provides Hours of Fun!

Will you have empty wrapping paper tubes in your house soon? Wrapping paper tubes can be transformed into many different toys and endless hours of fun. Save them!  They will provide many creative activities for your daycare children. Do you have children who LOVE mazes in your home daycare? I made this cardboard tube maze…
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Five Toys With Top-Notch Play Value for 2 and 3 Year Olds

  Home daycare providers need high quality toys that are going to appeal to a wide range of ages and personality types. Toys that are solid and will stand up to repeated play without breaking or wearing out. We need toys that are versatile and can be used for a variety of games. What are…
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Home Daycare Providers -5 Steps to Avoid Burnout

Running your own home daycare business can be one of the most rewarding endeavors you do in your life. It is obvious on a daily basis that you are providing value in people’s lives. You are a powerful role model for the children in your care. Your influence in their lives has the potential to…
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7 Child Proofing Ideas for Your Home Daycare Play Room

500,000 children under the age of 4 are injured in the home every year (according to a 2016 report by Child Alert). This is a shocking statistic that we as child care providers need to take seriously. Nothing is more powerful for keeping children safe as proper supervision from an attentive adult. Home child care providers…
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Advent Paper Chain

The snow has arrived early here and with it comes the excitement of Christmas. The passage of time is an abstract concept for young children to grasp. Advent activities are a wonderful way to explore colours and numbers in the month of December. One of my daycare two year olds is interested in colour words…
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