Home Daycare

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First Aid for Home Daycares Plus Free Boo Boo Report

Exploring and playing is an essential part of childhood.  But that can also mean getting hurt. Kids are not always the most graceful of creatures. They trip and fall.  Overestimate their abilities to jump or climb. And go places and touch objects that they shouldn’t, despite all warnings. This means that sometimes they get a […] Read more…

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Pets in Daycare Settings

Pets can teach children empathy and compassion, and studies show that petting an animal can have stress-relieving benefits and boost self-esteem.   However, not every pet loves children.   And not every child likes pets.  They could’ve had bad experiences, or they’re maybe a senior dog or cat that wants a quiet life.  The Center for […] Read more…

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Best Crayons For Toddlers

The Best Crayons For Toddlers Are Crayons Safe for Toddlers? Toddlers are known to exhibit some strange behavior including their own language, specific likes, and dislikes that baffle all of us. One of the most bizarre behaviors of a toddler is eating anything and everything they can get their hands on.  While most children’s’ items […] Read more…

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The Ultimate List of Home Daycare Supplies

The Ultimate Home Daycare Supplies List When deciding what you actually need to operate a home daycare, start by going through your whole day from when children arrive till when they leave. Take into consideration the number of kids you plan on having and the activities you plan on doing. You might be surprised that […] Read more…

Tax deductions for home daycare

Tax Deductions for Home Daycares

Tax Deductions for Home Daycares Operating home-based daycares offers an opportunity for tax reductions and exemptions according to the US IRS and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). For instance, in both the two countries, Family Day Care (FDC) is a recognized child care provided in homes of the providers and is usually non-medical for less than […] Read more…

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How To Childproof Your Home Daycare

Childproof Your Home Daycare While you may pride yourself on being an attentive adult with excellent supervisory skills, taking care of several children for prolonged periods will occasionally make your head spin. Also, as a home daycare provider, you tend to wear many hats e.g. teacher, chef, mediator e.t.c. Trying to fulfill these multiple roles […] Read more…

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What to Consider Before Starting a Home Daycare

Your maternity leave is coming to an end. People have started to ask you when you’re returning to work. Realizing that you must leave your little one in the hands of another, you start to panic. You have visited some daycares and you have interviewed some nannies, but nothing seems like the right fit. You […] Read more…