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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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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Preschool Letter of the Week Program – Free

Do you have preschoolers in your home daycare this year?  Are you wondering how to include some letter learning into your busy day? Would you like a program that is easy to implement and uses items found around the house?  One that doesn’t require a lot of preparation in the evening?  One that includes activities,…
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Is Your Play Room Setup Working for You? Or Causing Problems?

Many home daycare providers welcome new children into their daycare group every year. Once the new children are in your care for a few weeks you can tell if your playroom setup is helping you or working against you. I just changed around my playroom to reflect the new ages of my group and their…
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