Becoming An Educator
If you are interested in becoming a day home Educator and/or would like more information please complete and submit the inquiry form. Our staff will contact you to answer your questions.
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
Criminal record checks (for all persons residing in the home, 18 years and up)
Child intervention checks (for all persons residing in the home, 18 years and up)
Doctors Full Medical Exam
3 personal references
Current “child care first aid” certificate
Proof of home insurance with $1,000,000 liability
Proof of vehicle insurance with $2,000,000 liability
Completion of toy and equipment inventory
Fire extinguisher/ smoke detectors on every level/ carbon monoxide detector
All medication, vitamins and herbal remedies to be secured with lock and key
Child monitors in all rooms where children sleep
Child safety gates, if necessary
First aid kits for home and outings, (car, stroller or backpack)
A health Canada approved crib in accordance with standard 4B of caring for an infant
Agency staff must meet your family at least twice
Read provider information binder and complete forms (i.e. menu plan, daily schedule etc.)
Consultant must complete “Home Study“, ensuring all safety measures are in place and necessary paperwork is completed.