Family Day Homes
Approved family day homes are private residences where children are cared for by a qualified person living in the home. Unlike licensed day cares, approved family day homes offer child care to no more than six children per home, which includes the caregiver's own children.
Much like your own home, a family day home offers a warm and positive environment where children feel safe. They are also supported and monitored by government contracted family day home agencies, so you can be sure the program meets or exceeds government standards in everything from nutrition to health and safety.
Alberta Children and Youth Services can provide financial assistance to help eligible low and middle-income families with the cost of using an approved family day home.
Find A Family Day Home
You can find a family day home in your neighbourhood by contacting a Day Home Agency. Click here for a listing of all the Day Home Agencies operating in the Edmonton region.
- Find a Day Home - listing of Family Day Home Agencies for Edmonton and Area
- Child Care Licensing Act - the provincial legislation
- Child Care Licensing Regulation - sets out the minimum standards to ensure the health, safety and developmental needs of children are met.
- Family Day Home Standards Manual - contains the minimum Ministry standards for operating an approved family day home