When starting a dayhome the agency that you choose is crucial to the success of your new venture. At The Child Day Homes, we do everything in our power to ensure that our educators are set up for success. We provide business support, and administrative support and put you in touch with experienced consultants so that they can help guide you forward. By choosing to open a dayhome with us you gain the following benefits.
Dayhomes are very different as compared to regular day care centers or preschools. We often get many questions from parents and more often than not they're very similar. Please have a look below on commonly asked questions so see if it can answer any questions that you might have about sending your kids to a dayhome.
According to the dayhome standards of Alberta an educator is allowed to have six kids under the age of 13 not including their own under care at one time. In addition to that an educator can only have a maximum of two kids under the age of 2 and a maximum of 3 kids under the age of 3.
Each day is different in terms of their fees as the Educators are free to set fees. factors like if the educator provides food, diapers or if there is some additional programming influences pricing and it varies across the agency. If you would like to get a specific price, reach out to us and we could prepare a few options.
We go through a very thorough testing procedure to make sure that the educator is qualified to provide care. Our thorough checklist includes criminal record checks, medical references, personal references and our childcare consultant assesses each dayhome site to ensure that it has adequate materials and equipment to facilitate a child's development.
With each day home we weekly monitor their attendance, sick logs and such through our internal systems. In addition to that our consultant visits each home at least once per month and we do quarterly safety checks to ensure that each day home is keeping up to our standards.