About Us

What we Do

Watch a video featured on CTV with Child Development Dayhomes' Cheryl Crowther talking about the advantages of Approved Family Dayhomes.

Child Development Dayhomes of Alberta is a family dayhome agency that recruits, approves, trains, supports and monitors hundreds of approved family dayhomes in Calgary, Airdrie, Chestermere, Okotoks, High River and Cochrane. We are an Accredited 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 proud to share that we have been an Accredited Program through the Alberta Child Care Accreditation Program since 2006. (AELCS) is a Program designed to enable Family Dayhome Agencies to demonstrate how their programs go beyond minimum requirements to meet high standards of care and delivering child care services to parents in their community. Child Development Dayhomes is committed to high quality standards so your child's development can be optimized through quality activities and best practices. 

We have been providing quality childcare and "peace of mind" to families and dayhome educators for over 25 years. Our staff’s award winning experience is passed along to each and every dayhome provider through ongoing monthly support, in-home training, guidance and resources. Interested in becoming a dayhome provider with our agency? Click here.

We try to make finding a dayhome as seamless as possible. We will refer you to dayhomes as close as possible to your home, work or school. To find a dayhome, call us at 403-230-2233 or fill out our online inquiry form.


Why Choose Us?

  • Unannounced monthly monitoring from our childcare consultants
  • Security clearance and vulnerable sectors checks on all our dayhome educators
  • All our dayhome educators have their first aid/CPR certificate
  • Daily program planning based on children's interests and abilities
  • Workshops for educators, parents and children
  • Nutritional standards based on the Canada Food Guide
  • Playroom consultations and "makeovers"
  • Active member of Alberta Family Child Care Association (AFCCA)
  • Strong social media presence with excellent resources 
  • We are passionate about early learning and child care
  • Our consultants stay up to date on emerging research and development
  • Dayhome educators have access to the Family Childcare Training Home Study Program
  • Dayhome educators get individual training plans and goal setting
  • Strong customer service and we continually strive towards best practices

How we Give Back

Canadian Down Syndrome Society Annual Conference

Child Development Dayhomes was one of the sponsors for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) Annual Conference which was held in Banff in 2017. Here is a personalized "Thank You" YouTube video from one of the adult spokespersons for the CDSS. We love their motto: "See The Ability"!

Samaritan's Foundation


Calgary's executive director, Michelle Tamashiro spent two weeks this fall working with the Samaritan Foundation and the Ben Sawatzky Foundation in the Dominican Republic. She assisted with the building of 23 homes that were gifted to 23 poverty stricken families. Child Development Dayhomes donated the funds for building one of these houses in Sosua, Dominican.

Michelle delivered many medical supplies, personal care products, prescription glasses, clothes, school supplies and toys, donated by friends and co-workers to those in need. Tears of gratitude were shed and many thanks spoken for the generous donations.

The Samaritan Foundation assists the poorest of the poor in the Dominican Republic by providing modest housing in villages. If you would like to find out more, visit: www.thesamaritanfoundationdr.com.


Take a Stand (Lemonade Stand) Against Bullying in support of Dare to Care


Child Development Dayhomes is proud to take a stand against Bullying. We sponsored a Lemonade Stand to help raise funds to support the Dare to Care Anti-Bullying program delivered in schools throughout Canada. We helped beat the Guinness World Record for the Longest Lemonade Stand!!! It was such a great cause and we were happy to give our support. The Dare to Care program is the most comprehensive Bully Prevention program in Canada. The program provides a thorough approach to dealing with bullying and challenges within school.

Since 1998, Dare to Care has delivered three flagship programs to over 1200 schools throughout the country: By providing the tools and support that help youth, parents and educators recognize the signs of bullying and other challenging behaviors, Dare to Care has mobilized communities to take action against these issues. The digital world of the internet and social media has changed the landscape of ‘old school’ bullying. In response, Dare to Care has expanded the program by helping students and parents navigate the complicated and sometimes dangerous world of social media. The Dare to Care Program Provides:

• Innovative and grade appropriate student days for Kindergarten through Gr. 12.
• Support and education for parents.
• Extensive professional development for teachers, support staff, and administration.

For more information: www.daretocare.ca