Leduc-Strathcona Services For Children
CHILDCARE YOU CAN TRUST
Agency Mission Statement
THE MISSION OF THE AGENCY IS TO PROVIDE PARENTS AN ALTERNATIVE TO CHILDCARE THAT IS SAFE, AFFORDABLE AND FLEXIBLE. EDUCATORS ARE COMMITTED TO OFFER A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THAT ENHANCE A CHILD’S SOCIAL, PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS IN A “HOME AWAY FROM HOME” ENVIRONMENT. THE AGENCY STAFF IS COMMITTED TO THE PROVIDERS AND FAMILIES THROUGH CONTINUAL ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT.
Why Choose Us?
Under the Early Learning and Child Care Act and Regulation, licensed family day home Agencies recruit, monitor and train family day home Educators who then offer child care from their home.
Professionally Trained Consultants
Family day home Agencies employ consultants to work closely with both family day home Educators and Parents to support the safety and well-being of children in their Educators care. Agency staff are certified at minimum as a Level 2 Early Childhood Educator. They are responsible for recruiting, training and monitoring family day home Educators for compliance to the family day home standards.
Licensed Day Homes
Licensed Agencies help by offering family day home program Educators a network for training, resources and assistance. Agencies provide assurance to Parents using family day homes by monitoring each home to ensure they are meeting health, safety and program quality standards for children in their care as prescribed under the Family Day Home Standards and the act.
Our Agency is contracted with the provincial government to recruit and supervise family day homes. This involves approving new homes, supervising homes in operation and connecting children in need of care to appropriate homes. Agency staff ensure that Agency, Provincial Standards are being maintained and that current research and emerging best practices meet the health and safety needs of the children. Our Agency also administers the contracts between Parents and Educators, collects the fees from Parents and pays the Educator. We provide regular training and support sessions for our Educators as well as one on one in-home consulting during regular visits.
Meet Our Team
How to Choose Your Day Home
When Parents phone or visit the office requesting childcare, an intake is conducted in order to gather some pertinent information which will assist us in finding you a suitable day home for your family. Suitable Educators are then contacted by the Agency to see whether or not they are interested in the potential placement. Parents are then given the Educator(s) name and phone number(s). It is then the Parent’s responsibility to contact the Educator(s) and make arrangements to meet for an interview and see the residence.