Start a Dayhome


 Deciding to start a dayhome can be overwhelming and daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. Alberta’s Dayhome Support Network has everything you need to start a dayhome with ease.

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dayhome start up guide and workbook


Our Startup Guide & Workbook

We are proud to offer our comprehensive Dayhome Startup Guide and companion workbook. By utilizing these resources, you’ll gain valuable knowledge, practical insights, and actionable steps to confidently navigate the process of opening a dayhome. Whether you’re a newcomer to the child care industry or seeking to enhance your existing setup, the Dayhome Startup Guide and Workbook provide the necessary tools to help you create a nurturing and successful dayhome business. Invest in these resources today and embark on your journey with confidence and preparedness.

Connect with Other Dayhome Professionals

Hangout and learn from each other, grow together, and gain a deeper understanding of one another. This is a place to ask questions about dayhomes  in Alberta and to seek advice about certain situations you are experiencing as a provider. 



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Check out our blog post on how to open a dayhome for an overview of the steps involved. 


Gain access to hundreds of resources as well as one-on-one consultations to make opening your dayhome a breeze.


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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

Do you already have an incident report form?

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?