Parents have questions, we have the answers.

We are excited to offer childcare services to families looking for a family dayhome in the Tri-County area (Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County). Families searching for childcare may complete our Childcare Application and return it to the office via email, fax, or in-person. The link to our Childcare Application can be found below.

How does Parkland Family Dayhome Agency support our Families?

· We facilitate the selection of a suitable Childcare Provider
· We coordinate back-up care for your child (if possible) when your Provider is unavailable
· We regularly monitor the childcare environment
· We are available to discuss your child’s care and development
· We administer the Childcare Subsidy Program on behalf of enrolled parents
· We issue official receipts for income tax purposes

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How do I register my child with the Agency?

· Complete our request for Childcare
· Apply for Childcare Subsidy (if applicable)
· Contact and interview with Providers
· Choose your Provider and sign the Parent/Provider Agreement
· Complete the Parent/Agency Agreements
· Make payment arrangements with the Agency
· Begin Care!

Back-up Care:

One advantage to placing your child in care with an accredited Dayhome Agency is the potential for obtaining back-up care should your regular Provider become unavailable. The Agency can contact other Providers on your behalf and, if possible, arrange care with an alternate Provider.
*It is the responsibility of the parent to notify the Agency if they are in need of temporary back-up care.

A Back-up Information form must be completed and signed by the parent before care begins. This form will accompany your child(ren) to the home of the alternate Provider.

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Monitoring:

Consultant visits to Provider homes (both scheduled and unscheduled) are conducted regularly in accordance with Agency and Provincial Standards. Should you have questions or concerns about your child’s care or development, please contact the Dayhome Agency.

Resources to assist you with your childcare provider selection.

Choosing Childcare - Childcare Checklist

You can use this planner to help organize your questions and record information from your interview with child care programs. You may wish to make additional copies of this planner.

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Choosing Childcare - Telephone Interview Planner

This checklist will help you to look for important indicators of quality child care. Space is provided for you to note your observations when deciding which child care program is right for your family.

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Choosing Childcare- Interview Tips

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Choosing Childcare - Prioritizing Your Needs

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