It’s Live!!! My How to Start A Home Daycare Video Course has been Launched!

A big thank you to my readers who have been waiting patiently while I created this course. How to Start A Home Daycare Video Course is live and ready for you to get started. Many of us parents wonder how we can stay at home with our young children while still bringing in an income.…
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How To Start A Home Daycare Video Course – Coming Soon!

Readers have been emailing me for a few years asking about a “How to Start a Home Daycare” step-by-step book or video. It can be overwhelming opening up your own business and I realized there was a need for it. There are so many different aspects to opening up your own home daycare (your physical…
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Masterpieces from Nature -An Easy Craft for Little Hands

My own children go to Forest School once a week as part of our homeschooling program.  Their innovative teacher had them create pictures on the forest floor with natural materials from the woods.  They framed their work space by first using four sticks to section off their canvas. Then they used leaves, twigs, bark, etc.…
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Help Kids Recharge after a Busy School Day -3 Tips

  It’s back to school time and that means tired kids in your after school home daycare program.  September tends to be a month of change and new routines for most children. If you have school aged children in your home daycare there is a good chance you are spending the last few hours of…
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DIY -Simple Cardboard Box Puppet Theatre

A cardboard box is a beautiful blank slate for my daycare children.  The possibilities are endless.  The shape and size of this box inspired us to turn it into a puppet theatre.  I cut out a rectangle in the top section. We cut off the back section but left the bottom to create a nifty…
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Letter O -Letter of the Week Program

Welcome to letter ‘O’ week.  The children had big smiles on their faces when I asked them if anyone knew how to make a letter O with their magic pencils.  (Magic pencils are when we use out pointer fingers and pretend to write in the air.) They all enthusiastically made large letter O’s in the…
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My Daycare Decor -Waldorf Simplicity Mixed with Preschool Learning

  A reader asked me recently how I balance decor and functionality in my home daycare.  This is an interesting question and one that often pulls me in opposite directions.  If my daycare was set up separately from my home, I would organize the space in a specific way.  On the other hand, if my…
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Toddler Mitten Painting

Lately, we have been doing a lot of crafts that end in a uniform finished product. Our letter of the week crafts are a good example of this type of craft.  Each child gets pre-cut pieces to assemble together so that their finished craft looks like my example craft.  This is a skill that will…
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My New Secret Weapon- Toy Rental Program

Have you been introduced to the beauty of a toy rental program yet?  I have, and I think I’m in love!  A toy rental program is a fantastic option for us home daycare providers.  We decided to try out our local toy rental company for a few months to see if it would be a…
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Letter “C”- Letter of the Week Program

Many children seem to have trouble remembering the name or the sound of letter C.  The name “C” suggests that it would make the sound of “s” which of course it does as a ‘soft c’ (like in the word ‘celery”) but for the preschool/kindergarten age group we teach the ‘hard c’ sound, as in…
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