Benefits of Running An
Approved Day Home
You receive government wage enhancement based on qualifications and certification.
You receive assistance in setting up your home and an educator information binder.
The agency receives referrals and will connect you with families requiring care. You can accept families eligible for subsidy and respite childcare.
The agency administers contracts between educators and parents, collects fees from parents and pays educator monthly.
You are covered for an additional $5 million liability for a cost of $25 a month.
You are self-employed and will be eligible for certain tax benefits.
Parents can request back-up care from the agency when you are unable to work.
A consultant will make regular visits to your home to offer encouragement, guidance, support and resources.
The agency offers at least 6 opportunities for provider training and networking each year. We also organize registration for the annual educator conference in Edmonton.
Resources such as training modules from the Alberta Family Childcare Association can be borrowed from the agency.
Once you have at least one child in care you will be required to complete level 1 which can be done online, free of charge. The agency also has information regarding level 2 and 3 courses.
As a family day home program educator, you:
may care for up to 6 children in your home, not including your own children
get support from consultants
participate in networking opportunities with other family day home educators
access childcare training and other professional development opportunities
enable eligible families to qualify for childcare subsidy to help meet the costs of childcare
will receive home visits from licensed family day home agency staff to ensure the safety of your program
may qualify for wage top-up funding
can have agency staff help place children in your care
receive assistance from an agency to collect parent fees