Amber’s dayhome is run out of her walkout basement into a large backyard.
Churchill Park Family Day Home Agency
Kids @ Churchill Park Family Day Home Agency has been in operation for almost 50 years (Also known as Churchill Park Family Care Society). We have day homes citywide plus Airdrie and de Winton. Government and CUPW subsidies are available to qualifying families. We provide quality childcare in small groups supported by an experienced team of qualified early childhood consultants.
Approved & monitored family day homes follow government and health directives to ensure the safety of children in their care during the pandemic.
Screening and Monitoring
All day home operators providing child care through Kids@ Churchill Park have been carefully screened before being approved. This includes a police clearance check, child welfare intervention background checks, medical clearance, personal reference checks, questionnaires and a full home safety check.
All day home educators are required to complete an approved Child Care First Aid course, obtain a minimum Child Development Assistant Certificate (formally level one) in Early Childhood Education and outline an emergency plan and evacuation map.
Once an educator’s day home has been approved by Churchill Park, it becomes part of a thorough and ongoing monitoring program intended to ensure and improve upon the quality of care provided. Churchill Park Day Home Consultants or Managers visit all day home operators at least once a month to complete monitoring and reports, and to share resources, ideas and information with the child care provider. Additional support visits are provided when a need is identified or if a parent has a concern.
0 months to 13 years Full-time Spots:1 spot
2 – 13 years Full-time Spots:1 spot
3 – 13 years Full-time Spots:1 spot
School Age (6 – 13 years) Full-time Spots:1 spot
Length of Care:Full Time Care, Part Time Care, Drop In Care
Registration Fees:One time $50/family non–refundable
QWhat does it mean for a child care program to be accredited?
The Alberta Accreditation program was cancelled in March of 2020. Churchill Park continues it’s commitment to quality child care through reflection and outcomes of it’s own policies and goal setting.
QWhat is the difference between an approved dayhome and a private babysitter?
An approved dayhome is an educator who chooses to be affiliated with an agency. The agency oversees the provider’s compliance to standards set by the Government of Alberta www.humanservices.alberta.ca. They also offer support, resources and professional development opportunities. The agency also handles the administration of paperwork, fees and provider payments. Workshops for parents, community resources and referrals to outside agencies to support children’s development are also offered through the agency.
A private babysitter is a person who looks after children in a private residence. They have no affiliation with regulations, licensing or accreditation.
QHow many children can my provider care for?
In an approved dayhome educators may care for a total of 6 children including their own children under the age of 12 at a time. They may only care for two children under the age of 2 or three children under the age of 3 within a total of 6 children.
QAre the providers Churchill Park employees?
No. The providers are independent contractors under contract with Churchill Park Family Care Society to provide Day Home spaces that the agency is then responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance to government standards.
As contractors they are free to set their own hours of operation, fees for child care and holiday and vacation time throughout the year.
QIf I receive child care subsidy can I use a day home?
Child care subsidy can be used in any approved dayhome space in Alberta. Families can apply to Alberta Human Services for child care subsidy to assist them in paying the cost for child care while working or in school full time.
Please go to: www.humanservices.alberta.ca to find out more about the child care subsidy program.