Toddler Not Listening? Try This Preschool Teacher’s Proven Strategy!

Wouldn’’t it be great if all your daycare toddlers stopped what they were doing and listened to your instructions before you switched activities? Say it and they might listen, SING IT and watch the magic happen! You have probably felt the power of song yourself if you have ever walked down a crowded city street…
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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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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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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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Preschool Pumpkin Action Songs

It’s October, pumpkin season and the children have been stuck indoors all day because of a cold rain. The overall level of noise in the playroom has been rising for the past 20 minutes. Mabelle whacks Jeremy over the head with book (thank goodness it was a book and not the large wooden train she…
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Top Ten Toys for Endless Hours of Play -Best Picks for a Home Daycare

  Many daycare providers and preschool teachers wonder:  What types of toys are best?  Which ones will the children play with again and again? Which ones are sturdy enough to last many years of constant wear and tear? Which ones will appeal to multiple age ranges of children? Which ones will be educational?  Which ones…
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27 Preschool Apple Activities -Includes: Science, Music, Counting, Sensory, Song Videos, and More!

An apple theme week filled with apple activities is an exciting way to bring new knowledge and a connection to the season into your daycare.  I will give you some craft ideas, songs, field trip ideas, baking ideas, books, early academic concepts, and imaginative play ideas in this article. Studying the natural world will help…
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