What 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.
What 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.
How many children can my provider care for?
In an approved dayhome providers 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 the total of 6 children.
Are 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.
If 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.
Do you provide special needs child care?
Yes, in some of our dayhomes.