A Day in the Life of a Family Child Care Provider

The Office for Children offers courses that show how to plan activities for children that will help them grow in language, literacy, math, science and other skills they’ll use in school. These activities can be tailored to the ages of the children in care.

A typical day of caring for children can include:

Music with children    Indoor group activities, such as moving to music or listening to stories;

Drawing with chalk    Outdoor group activities, including trips to playgrounds and parks;

Girls playing board game    Indoor activities where children play games or act out stories together;

Boy playing with plastic ducks    Individual play with blocks, toys or art materials;

Children eating lunch    Time for rest, transitioning from one activity to another, and healthy meals and snacks.


Go to:

The benefits of becoming a family child care provider.
Family child care providers share personal experiences.
What about space, supplies and equipment?
Watch a short video about becoming a family child care provider.
How to apply for a family child care permit.


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