The Society is an Early Learning and Child Care Service. It is our goal to encourage families and the community to work together for the benefit of young children.
The Agency provides consultation, training, support and information to Providers through home visits, telephone contact, provision of resources and individual training plans.
We select all our Day Home Providers and their homes according to Government requirements set down by Alberta Children and Youth Services, the Day Care Branch of Central Alberta Region CS and the Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Child Care Services.
Our Society contracts with Day Home Providers who are truly interested in providing high quality care for children. This requires a person with a special kind of sensitivity, understanding and affection - remembering that the experiences of a young child, social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional, have a lasting effect upon children.
To work in partnership with Early Learning and Child Care Professionals, families, and the community to support children's development and learning.
We are dedicated to providing quality family day home environments where children learn, play, and explore; Guided by skilled and supported Early Learning and Child Care Professionals.
We develop relationships and establish partnerships within the communities we serve.
We make decisions based on current research and information, which includes the input and experience of contracted family day home providers, educators, families, and other community stakeholders.
We support our contracted family day home providers, educators, consultants, and coordinators in their roles as Early Childhood Educators.
We encourage the professional development of our contracted family day home providers, educators, consultants, and coordinators.
We serve and support the families within our communities.
Respect. Families, regardless of race, creed, colour, origin, sexual orientation, religion, etc. are entitled to quality child care, and have the right to have their child care needs met in a professional, caring manner. Families will be treated with respect and dignity.
Child-Centered Care. Our Society contracts with Day Home Providers who are truly interested in providing high quality care for children, who nurture the whole child including social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional development; providing a physically and psychologically safe environment for children to explore, learn, and grow in.
Quality. We provide professional monitoring of contracted family day home providers, following the best practices of the industry, ensuring safety, and high quality care of children.
Professionalism. We support caregivers and expect dedication to ongoing professional development that enhances excellence of care and the early childhood education they provide. Providers, Educators, Consultants, and Coordinators must be knowledgeable in Early Childhood Development and should be committed to ongoing training.
Collaboration. We are stronger together. We encourage families, day home providers, staff, and the community to work together for the benefit of young children.