Melissa’s Approved Dayhome – Child Development Dayhomes
Welcome to Melissa’s Approved Dayhome
Melissa is a very gently spoken educator with 2 young children of her own. She has a background in nutrition so therefore provides extremely healthy meals and snacks. The dayhome is run from the bright basement and the main floor is also used for daily activities and provocations. Melissa has a variety of toys and equipment to provide the children with a varied program of activities. Her home is also close to local parks and playgrounds.
Child Development Dayhomes – Peace of Mind
Child Development Dayhomes has been providing quality childcare and “peace of mind” to families and Dayhome Educators for over 25 years. We are an Alberta Approved Dayhome Agency and operate under a contract with Child and Family Services and have strict guidelines that help our dayhome educators offer the best childcare possible. Child Development Dayhomes is committed to high quality standards so your child’s development can be optimized through quality activities and best practices. Our Agency recruits, approves, trains, supports and monitors many approved family Dayhomes in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, Okotoks, High River and Cochrane.
Why Child Development Dayhomes
1. Focus on Child Development
We are passionate about what we do and stay current on the latest research on child development by attending conferences locally and internationally, taking part in pilot projects that help us grow and, and webinars locally and internationally.
2. Positive Discipline
We believe in positive guidance which focuses on the positive points of behaviour. It is actively helping children learn how to handle situations appropriately while remaining calm and respectful.
3. Backup Child Care
In situations where your Dayhome Educator is unavailable, we will help arrange backup care with another Dayhome Educator within our Agency.
4. Outdoor Play
We believe that playing outdoors every day in all kinds of weather helps children create the habits they will need to lead a healthy and active life.
5. Award Winning Staff
We have won numerous awards including the Award of Excellence for leadership in early learning and childcare professional, Director of the year and Childcare Consultant of the year. Meet our staff.
We hold several workshops every year where parents and Dayhome Educators are welcome to join. Some of the past topics include: Nutrition, Creating Responsive Play Environments for Children, Building Positive Relationships and Communication, Gardening with Children, Ages and Stages, Responsive Program Planning.
7. Quality Enhancement
We do in-home support and quality enhancement visits: including playspace transformations; programming and guidance coaching; role modelling how to engage children in play and enhance learning in all areas of development through creative expression and exploration.
School Age (6 – 13 years) Full-time Spots:Waitlist - please contact for further details
3 – 13 years Full-time Spots:Waitlist - please contact for further details
2 – 13 years Full-time Spots:1 spot
0 months to 13 years Full-time Spots:Waitlist - please contact for further details
Registration Fees:One time $85/family non refundable + full-time child care cost ($870)
Length of Care: Part Time Care
QWhat is an approved dayhome?
Approved Family Dayhomes are Government and Agency regulated. Dayhomes provide a safe and nurturing home environment that allows children to explore and interact with the world around them at their own pace. Our dayhome educators are dedicated to encouraging, guiding and supporting each child's individual needs and interests. The carefully set child/adult ratios and standards in Dayhomes make this possible. For more information, see the Dayhome Standards Manual.
QCan I get subsidy?
Since we are a government contracted agency, you may be eligible to get child care subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families with childcare costs for their children to attend a regulated child care program. Bring in your latest notice of assessment and social insurance number and fill out the online subsidy application in the office during your registration. To see if you qualify, click on the "Estimate your Subsidy" button on the Alberta Human Services website and find out your approximate amount of subsidy using the online estimator.
QHow soon do I need to start looking?
You can inquire at any time and we will put you on a callback list. The highest success rates for placements are within 3 months of the date care is required. Your information will still be entered into our system and we will contact you should anything become available.
QI work shiftwork / evenings / weekends. Do you accommodate these types of schedules?
Dayhome hours are set by each dayhome educator. We do have providers that accommodate shift work/evenings/weekends. When you call in, we will do our best to refer a dayhome to meet your needs.