Category Archives: Family Child Care

Guest Blog: Do You Have a Visit Plan?

If you are a family child care (in-home daycare) provider, you are most likely all too familiar with the pressures felt when it comes to being prepared for and receiving visits from licensors, food program representatives, coaches, and other people … Continue reading

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Special Training Event with Authors Donna C. Hurley and Sharon Woodward

(Hint: Click the flyer for a better view) If you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area or plan to be on September 16, we invite you to join a special training event at our office! Join Family Child Care Guide to … Continue reading

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10 Things To Do Outside With Kids This Summer

1. Use Water + Sponges to Teach Science and Math Skills Fill one bucket half full of water, and leave a second bucket empty. Show children how submerging a sponge into the first bucket soaks up water. Transfer the water … Continue reading

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Creating Wind Chimes: A STEM-Based Activity for Children

Making a wind chime is the perfect springtime activity. Have children search for materials in nature — seashells, sticks, and more — and then help them use those items to create whimsical chimes for your outdoor play space. This activity … Continue reading

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Quick and Fun Pi Day (3.14) Activity for Young Children

Happy Pi Day! Pi (π) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159, or 3.14, which matches today’s date. You could … Continue reading

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Family Child Care Business Record-Keeping Advice from Tom Copeland, JD

In our latest Redleaf Press® Author Spotlight, we chatted with the nation’s leading trainer, author, advocate, and expert on family child care business issues, Tom Copeland, JD. Tom is full of information that can help you save time, money, and … Continue reading

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Going Green in Your Early Childhood Setting

Everyone is talking about going green, and now is the time to take action. In his research-based self-assessment, Go Green Rating Scale for Early Childhood Settings, author Phil Boise provides 64 guidelines to help you evaluate practices or conditions that … Continue reading

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