Category: Running your Dayhome


Sensory Processing through Play

You may have heard the term “Sensory Bins” in regards to early childhood education recently. We’ve all seen the rice or water table in the preschool or kindergarten classroom, so how are sensory bins different? Actually, those are sensory bins!  You just didn’t know it

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50+ easy and fun activities for the kids!

Fantastic activities for your Dayhome kids! –

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Why Doctors get better childcare than Police Officers.

Whether you earn $20,000/year, $200,000/year or $2 million/year, your children are a top priority. Unfortunately, we live in a world where what you earn severely impacts the quality of childcare you can provide for your children, should you return to work.  Our childcare system is designed in such a way that the “haves” can afford […]

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How to Make the Most of your Interviews

 Whether you are just starting a dayhome, are a director for a larger childcare centre, or need to attract new clients for your well established dayhome, a well planned and professional first interview, or tour, will go a long way in making a great impression. Even the most experienced provider will have a few butterflies when […]

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What Should I Charge?

So you’d like to start a dayhome. That’s wonderful! We have a serious shortage of childcare in this province, especially in Edmonton and Calgary, and another quality dayhome will only serve to help! However, this can be a completely overwhelming process to start. One of the first questions we get regularly, is, “What should I […]

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Happy New Year, 2015

4 Steps to a Successful New Year’s Resolution

 It’s a New Year. For so many of us, this means new goals, new plans, maybe  even a New Year’s resolution (or two). However, did you know nearly 60% of  people give upon their New Year’s Resolution within 6 months, and may  make the same resolution 10 times without success? Did you make plans and […]

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5 Fun and Creative Crafts!

Craft ideas are plentiful, but all that choice can be totally overwhelming!  Here are 5 fun crafts, with minimal prep time, to use this holiday season (and beyond) 1. Pinecone bird feeders – very Reggio inspired activity, with lots of extension possibilities! Super simple to make. Find large pinecones (or you can buy them from […]

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Its Time for Innovative Childcare in Alberta

Dear MLA, I am a very concerned and frustrated parent and business owner in your riding. For the past two and a half years, I have been working diligently with dayhome owners and parents in Edmonton, Calgary and the remainder of the province. My business, Dayhome Registry, works with dayhomes to help them offer the […]

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Alberta’s Children’s Charter

As per my previous blog post, I recently received an email invitation from AISCA (Association of Independent Schools and Colleges in Alberta) regarding feedback on the Alberta Children’s Charter through a friend of mine, who is a preschool owner and teacher in Airdrie. With the background of working with dayhomes, agencies and parents, and the interests […]

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Making your voice heard

I recently received this email from a dear friend of mine, who is a preschool teacher in Airdrie. Alberta Education is in the process of creating a new Children’s Charter, and they are asking for our input before it is finalized.   As this will serve as the guide for policies, programs and services, this […]

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