- Appreciate childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle
- Base our work on knowledge of how children develop and learn
- Appreciate and support the bond between the child and family
- Recognize that children are best understood and supported in the context of family, culture,* community, and society
- Respect the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of each individual (child, family member, and colleague)
- Respect diversity in children, families, and colleagues
- Recognize that children and adults achieve their full potential in the context of relationships that are based on trust and respect
We trust that each Provider uses the unique environment within their home to support children in the exploration and discovery of their culture and that of other children around the world.
New Dimensions Family Day Home Program Philosophy
New Dimensions believes quality childcare in a family day home setting will provide a fun, safe and comfortable home atmosphere for children to learn and grow developmentally. Our Providers offer warm, safe and nurturing environments for children in care. Indoor and outdoor daily activities are thoughtfully planned, based on children’s interests, and increasing abilities.
We believe parents are the first and most important teacher for their children, and we support them in this role in a variety of ways. Our open-door policy, Provider/parent daily one-to-one communication, agency or provider written communication, community referral all help to support a reciprocal relationship built on trust and honesty.
We believe that all children deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
We believe that all children deserve to have the adults in their lives be considerate of their needs at all times.
We believe that all children have a right to access quality child care, and strive to accommodate all children including those with diverse or special needs.
We believe it is important for staff and providers to stay current with Early Learning and Child Care research, and emerging best practices in health and safety as recommended by licensing and health authorities.
We believe in the importance of the pursuit of ongoing training for staff and caregivers. This support may include offering:
- Approved time away for training
- Financial support
- Affordable professional development opportunities
- Mentorship opportunities
- Alternative learning opportunities such as electronic modules
- Other processes or means that are identified that would support the individual’s professional development.
We believe that the privacy of all individuals who have contact with New Dimensions including employees, Providers, clients and community members must be respected at all times.
We believe that each family has unique needs, and our service will respond in a proactive and positive way to ensure the needs of all parties are respected.
New Dimensions Family Day Home Program Inc. has been providing affordable, quality child care to families since 1984. After many years in the Red Deer community, we feel confident that we can meet your child care needs.
Our accredited agency contracts with Region 4, Central Alberta Child & Family Services Authority to approve and monitor individual family day homes. New Dimensions recruits individuals who are dedicated, caring, mature, and able to provide a safe, stable, nurturing environment for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-age children. Our Family Day Home Providers are approved after a thorough screening process and receive ongoing monitoring and support in the form of unannounced monthly home visits, mentoring, workshops, annual conference and access to our agency’s extensive resource library.
New Dimensions carefully adheres to the maximum number of children allowed by Government requirements, assuring that each child receives quality individual care and attention. In a small group setting, our Providers are able to offer quality, nurturing, home care featuring one-to-one interaction, awareness of individual growth & development and programming that accommodates individual needs.
Contact us today at 403-346-0888 to find out how we can help you. It’s our pleasure!
New Dimensions Family Day Home Program Inc. is a member of the Central Alberta Family Day Home Association and the Alberta Family Child Care Association.