Family Day Home Educators

Family Day Home Educators are warm, mature persons who are able to provide a stable, nurturing environment for children. Educators will work in partnership with Parents and Family Day Home personnel to ensure children learn and develop in a positive home environment.

Who Is A Family Day Home Educator?

A Family Day Home Educator is a warm, mature individual who opens her home to care for infants, toddlers, pre-school and school-aged children while their parents work or attend school. A Family Day Home Educator is self-employed and operates under contract with a Family Day Home Agency, who in turn contracts with Region 4, Central Alberta Child & Family Services Authority.

What Is A Family Day Home Program?

A Family Day Home provides a child care arrangement most like home. Children are cared for in a safe, healthy and stimulating family environment. Opportunities are offered for small-group play, as well as lots of individual attention. At any one time family day home program educators may care for a maximum of six children not including their own. These restrictions allow the Educator to meet the needs of each child.

Advantages Of Working In Your Own Home:

  • Be home with your own children
  • Contribute to household income
  • Work flexible hours- part time, full time, or shift
  • Take advantage of tax deductible expenses
  • Develop your own strengths- organizational skills, creativity, time management, flexibility
  • Manage your own business.


  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Provide references
  • Complete security clearance
  • Provide three references
  • Commit to enroll in free Level 1 certification in Early Learning and Child Care
  • To become certified in First Aid in Child Care

What To Expect From The Family Day Home Agency:

  • Placement of children
  • Parents fees collected and paid to educator
  • Back-up care arranged for illness or vacation
  • Regular home visits and mentoring
  • Ongoing training and support
  • Workshops
  • Resource lending library
  • Level 1 on-line orientation course for childcare staff
  • Educator networking opportunities: participate in social functions, community days (field trips, parks, flower planting, Collicutt play space, etc.), and agency meetings
  • Make available a reasonably-priced personal liability insurance policy

New Dimensions is always looking to recruit qualified individuals who are prepared to make a commitment to a career in child care. If you are interested in opening a family day home under our licensed agency, please complete the application below, and one of our friendly staff will contact you soon!

    (*) Required Fields

    Names And Birth Dates Of Children At Home:*

    Other Adults Living In The Home:*

    How would you rate your home for cleanliness?*

    Describe indoor/outdoor activities you would involve children in.*

    Are you comfortable with all pre-school age groups?*

    Would you be prepared to be flexible with the hours of care you give?*

    Is this your first application to New Dimensions?*

    Have you ever been involved with a Family Day Home Program in the Past?*

    Experience/training in child care:*