The pressures to be the perfect parent feels very high in the 21st century. There is not only the stress of balancing work and family, but choosing from the vast options of early childhood programs is taxing! Childcare at a brand preschool or daycare centre can be an overwhelming expense for families in Canada. There are opportunities....

As a new parent, choosing the right child care program will be among one of the first big decisions you will make in your child’s early years of life. You want to be sure about this decision, and you want to know what to look for. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer because what is…

Here at Dreamschools, we are big believers in the power of home child care and the quality of care that providers are able to offer children and families through their uniquely individualized programs. One of the biggest benefits of choosing home child care is the mixed-age group setting. Let’s start with the basics: the definition…

So, you’ve decided to open your own home child care program! You’re excited and ready to get those children and families in the door for lots of fun and activities! Not so fast… First, you’ll have to focus on setting up the home environment and making sure that it is safe and ready for learning…

It is important during the winter months of the year to still be active and be spending time with your family at every chance you get. Whether it be during prolonged holiday breaks, or when a snow day occurs, it is always good to have some family-friendly activities together. There are several reasons why...



Home Child Care can be compared to daycares, as it is a form of early childhood education where an educator looks after a specific number of children, however, unlike daycare facility centres, it is in their own homes. Depending on where you live, some educators will be licensed and some will not, but all will have to pass...



Spending time as a family during the school year can become complicated with varying schedules and not enough time to do everything. When it comes to march break, however, this gives parents a set time to plan ahead and designate certain activities for set days...

Illness occurs when your body is unhealthy for a period of time, preventing you from working normally. Whether a parent is sick, or the child is sick, illness is very likely to spread and hard to control at times, especially with children. Often times, children are unaware of...



When it comes to teaching our children subjects we have not seen since school, we can often be overwhelmed. Some individuals don’t see the importance or understand the importance of teaching subjects like math and science to toddlers. STEM stands for science...

Having your own Home Child Care comes with a lot of responsibility, food being one of them. It is your choice for your Home Child Care whether you want to provide meals or have parents bring them in for the children. Regardless, it is important to have a set plan for meals and snacks and communicate them with parents...

Congratulations! After lots of hard work and brainstorming, you’ve created your own Home Child Care! You’ve got all the materials and tools for success, now its time to find potential customers and have them join your child care. How will you do this you may ask?...


Selecting the right childcare for your children is one of the most important decisions you will do for your children at such a young age. The choices can seem endless, overwhelming and too high of an expense. We know that your top priority is finding a safe, nurturing and cost feasible solution...

There is an abundance of useful classroom materials and items free for the taking - straight from mother nature herself! Here are our top 10 items found in nature and creative ways to incorporate them into classroom learning ...

Who doesn’t love a long, hot summer? While we’re out having fun in the sun, it’s important not to forget the risk and danger that it poses - especially for the sensitive skin of young babies and toddlers. Parents, take note of these trusty tips for keeping little ones safe and protected under the sun’s powerful rays...

Literacy is an invaluable skill for children to begin to develop in the early years, and one that cannot be grasped or acquired alone. Early language and literacy development is made possible in large part through the support of parents, and other important adults in a child’s life. Read on as we highlight a few of our top ...

Are you someone who loves working with children and want to make a difference in their lives? Maybe you are already working at a daycare centre or preschool, but want to have more freedom within it. Thinking of branching out from your normal work routine? Consider staring your own Home Preschool, you will be granted much more freedom and control over your life. If this sounds interesting to you, continue reading this blog on the benefits ...

So your child is at the age of starting Preschool and their first day is coming soon! You are probably feeling a wide range of emotions and potentially worried about separation anxiety. The first days are bound to be nerve-wrecking, whether it’s coming from you or your child. We are sure you want everything to run as smooth as possible which is why we’ve compiled six common mistakes parents often make that hinder their ability to have a good first day...

Are you opening up a new Home Childcare or simply want to update the toys you have in your current one? Have you recently asked yourself “What type of toys should I buy?”, “Which toys are the biggest hit with children?” or even, “Which toy brands are the most durable?” If you said yes to any of the previous questions, this article is for you...

New beginnings for families can bring a stir of emotions and fears. There is a lot of stress and separation anxiety concerns for both children and their parents about the first day. In particular, we know the first day drop-off period is the hardest of them all. This is why we have compiled our 6 greatest tips in order to ensure a Stress-Free Drop-Off...

Separation Anxiety appears throughout our lives and tends to come and go with new and different situations, as well as changes. Children tend to experience “Separation Anxiety” from infancy and can continue throughout elementary years but this tends to become less of a concern by age six. If children are experiencing separation anxiety for prolonged periods of time, and....

As the Province of Ontario is beginning to re-open in the next couple of weeks some measures should be taken for children’s programs and childcare centers. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can be transmitted through droplets of saliva when an infected individual coughs or sneezes. The virus can also be transmitted through hard surfaces especially those ...

It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions in all of our lives, especially in regards to the way our businesses are run. After months of lockdown, many businesses were forced to shut down, yet even as the country begins to reopen businesses are still struggling to regain their former success...

If you have a passion that you want to share with others, don’t let fear of failure control you. Embrace your fear! Becoming an entrepreneur can be daunting, to say the least, however there are some tips and tricks that could be useful for those just starting out...

So you're thinking about starting a business, but you don’t know where to start. People tend to overcomplicate the process and not focus on what is important. There are a few things that should be focused on in the beginning: Passions, Accessing Your Creativity, Mental Reminders, Planning, Support, and Assets to Help Avoid Mistakes...

Building an organization is one thing, building one that is there to stay is another. How do you make sure your business is going to stand strong over the years? While it's difficult to guarantee success, there are many tricks and techniques that you can utilize to help improve your chances...


Say you are looking at three different programs to possibly enroll your child in. Two seem strong if not somewhat basic, and you've seen other programs just like them before. The third program, while offering the same sort of program, has a new innovative teaching approach that you haven't encountered before. Which program are you more likely to be interested in?

Nowadays social media plays a vital part in business and one's day-to-day life, even if we don’t like to admit it. Social media can be a very effective marketing tool when used correctly. It is important to portray your brand through social media in an accurate way to maintain your brand image in every aspect...

Target market awareness is needed for effective marketing. If you do not know who you are To determine your target audience you need to do a lot of research and deep thinking on who you are trying to reach and who your program is best suited for...

Who doesn’t want to expand their business and gain more clientele? There are many different ways to expand your clientele and tricks you should keep in mind to do so. Always be prepared to adjust your plan and develop new, lasting programs...

When going into business, the thing that will make your business a success is your customers, satisfied customers. The difference a happy customer can make for a business is outstanding. It can be the difference between increasing your clientele or losing customers...

No matter the company and how long it's been in business, there is always room for improvement. Connecting with additional people, especially within your immediate community is a fantastic thing to do at any stage in business. There is a large amount of power from local relationships and word of ...

What is digital marketing? Digital marketing is the marketing of products or services using digital technologies, such as social media, display advertising, and mobile devices. This is a very powerful marketing tool that all business owners should take advantage of...

When starting a business one of the main goals is to make money, which can be more challenging than you may have originally thought. Sometimes you need to think of creative methods that will ramp up your business, leading to an increase in revenue...

When it comes to setting a price for your program you have to be very cautious and considerate to various things. Pricing is a touchy subject, but it is something that can make or break your business. You need to price in a way that will be competitive with your competitors but also cover your cost...

The consumption industry is constantly changing, recently the subscription industry has gained in popularity. Everywhere you turn, you see the subscription economy booming. The subscription economy is a new way of doing business, so it’s best if you have that option available for customers as well as others...

Communication holds a great deal of value and power. At any point in time communication is crucial, but even more important when your business is just starting or when you are looking to expand your business. A business that is open with the community and its customers will have less trouble gaining ...

One crucial part of building a strong company is having a set of loyal customers backing you up. Customer loyalty is an important part of business success. Learning the psychology behind customer loyalty can be a beneficial thing to do for both business owners and team members that are in contact with customers and leads...

In strong activities, you should be able to build social engagements within it, in a variety of ways. Consider what happens inside the program, as well as outside the classroom or program. During the program, there should be social engagements from both the parents and the students. Consider how to build communities within your classroom, program, and activities...

Times are changing and so is business, your business should be changing with the times or you may be left behind. Bring your organization into the 21st century with the help of technology and modernized strategies. There is great importance to know the details of your organization across programs, activities, staff & operations, and seasons.

There has been a huge growth in online purchases, so it is a really good idea to have online purchases as an option on your website. Absolutely anyone can make money on their own website, and below are some basic steps to follow for the greatest chance at success...

Over the past year and a half, our world has faced some major changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We saw the rise and push towards online learning and virtual schooling, which in return gave a rise to the topic of synchronous and asynchronous learning. Now that things are beginning to re-opening, society must adjust to the new normal, and organizations must ...

Communication is important for every aspect of your business, you need to know how to communicate effectively with different people, in different roles. How can you communicate in different ways and change your workflows for the best? When mastering the art of communication you should determine which is your ideal style...