Becoming a member of ADSN offers a multitude of benefits and opportunities for dayhome providers like you. Here’s why you should join our thriving community:

  1. Unparalleled Support: As a member, you gain access to a comprehensive support network dedicated to your success. From valuable resources to expert guidance, we are committed to providing the assistance you need to excel in your dayhome profession.

  2. Exclusive Resources: Our extensive collection of resources covers various aspects of running a dayhome program, including curriculum planning, child development, business management, and marketing strategies. Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices, empowering you to deliver exceptional child care.

  3. Vibrant Community: Connect with like-minded professionals, share experiences, and seek advice within our welcoming and supportive community. Our forums, discussion groups, and networking events foster collaboration, inspiration, and growth.

  4. Professional Growth Opportunities: ADSN actively promotes professionalism within the dayhome industry. By joining, you become part of a community committed to enhancing the quality of child care and advancing the dayhome profession. Take advantage of professional development opportunities and expand your skills and knowledge.

  5. Positive Impact: By being a member, you contribute to making a positive impact on the lives of children and families you serve. Joining ADSN means becoming an integral part of a movement dedicated to raising the standards of dayhome care and nurturing the well-being of the community.

  6. Easy Access and Convenience: Our user-friendly website and digital platform provide convenient access to resources, community interactions, and support whenever and wherever you need it. Seamlessly browse, connect, and engage with our offerings at your own pace.

Don’t miss out on the valuable support, resources, and connections that ADSN offers. Join us today and embark on a fulfilling journey of professional growth, community engagement, and excellence in dayhome provision.

Even as an established dayhome provider, ADSN can provide you with ongoing support, a vibrant community of fellow providers, opportunities for professional development, access to valuable resources, and networking possibilities within the child care industry. Benefit from the collective knowledge, experiences, and connections within ADSN to enhance your dayhome’s success, stay updated on industry trends, and continue your personal and professional growth. Join ADSN to leverage the support and opportunities available, while making a positive impact on the lives of the children and families you serve.

While ADSN got it’s start supporting private unlicensed dayhomes, we have since expanded our services to support all dayhome providers in Alberta. ADSN is a valuable resource and community hub open to all dayhome providers, regardless of their licensing status. Whether you operate a licensed dayhome or an unlicensed private dayhome, ADSN welcomes you. Our goal is to support and empower all dayhome providers in delivering exceptional child care within their communities. Join ADSN to benefit from the resources, support, and networking opportunities available, regardless of your licensing status.

You can learn more about our membership options by visiting https://adsn.ca/sign-up/providers/

You can cancel your membership anytime by following these directions: 
1. Click on your name at the top of the site.
2. Click PROFILE
4. You can cancel or change your membership by clicking CHANGE or CANCEL on this screen.


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Many of our courses are VIP Exclusive. You can gain access to these courses by upgrading to a VIP Membership.

If you have a VIP Membership and you are unable to access a course – please contact us at support@adsn.ca

Unlicensed Private Dayhomes

Unlicensed private dayhomes are not required to follow the Alberta Dayhome Standards, however these standards were developed by industry experts and follow child care best practices. We encourage private dayhome providers in Alberta to follow the Alberta Dayhome Standards to the best of their ability.

Private dayhome providers can care for a maximum of 6 children not including their own.

Unlicensed private dayhome providers are not required to follow any ratio guidelines. However, we encourage private dayhome providers to consider safety when determining the age of children they choose to care for. We recommend caring for a maximum of 2 non-walking infants so that you are able to evacuate safely in an emergency.

Additional Questions

In Alberta, concerns with any type of child care program can be shared with Alberta’s toll free child care support line – Child Care Connect. This includes concerns with both licensed and unlicensed dayhomes. Call Child Care Connect toll free at 1-844-644-5165.

Meal Planner

Do you currently make meal plans?

Safety Checklist

Do you already have a safety checklist for your dayhome?

Parent Guide

How much do you know about dayhomes in Alberta?

Child Care Cheat Sheet

How confident are you in knowing what to look for in a dayhome?

Dayhome Guide

Where are you at in your dayhome journey?

Parent Handbook Checklist

Do you have a Parent Handbook for your dayhome?

Dayhome Guide

Where are you at in your dayhome journey?

Mental Health Action Plan

Do you have a mental health action plan?

Authorized Pickup

Do you already have an authorized pickup form?

Incident Report

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Illness Notice

Do you already have an illness notice form?

Medication Administration

Do you already have a medication administration form?

Attendance Record

Do you keep a daily attendance?

Evacuation Map

Do you already have an evacuation map for your dayhome?

Emergency Records

Do you have emergency records for your dayhome?

Fire Drill Record

Do you have a fire drill record for your dayhome?

First Aid Checklist

Are you creating a first aid kit or refilling an existing one?

Burnout Guide

Are you currently experiencing burnout?