The MHDCCA advocates for the use of licensed child care.

Why choose licensed child care?

What to look for in high-quality early learning and child care?

Child Care Centers, Preschools and Out of School Cares are licensed by the Alberta Government.  You can learn more and access the licensing regulations here.

Choosing Quality Child Care 2019: A presentation on what to look for when choosing an early learning and child care program for your child.   This includes information on the average fees in Southeast Alberta.

More resources of quality early learning and child care, the importance of early childhood educators, and the need for a well-supported, integrated system of early learning and child care are available on the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta website.

Other great resources are the Finding Quality Child Care Canada Website and the Government of Alberta’s Websites on Child Care for Parents.

Licensed Family Day Homes

Day Homes are approved by Day Home Agencies that are contracted by the Alberta Government.  For more information and to access the Family Day Home standards, click here.

Licensed Family Day Home video from the Alberta Family Child Care Association

Approved Family Day Home Presentation: An excellent presentation explaining Alberta Approved Family Day Homes that was created by Ella Brekke from the Innisfail Family Day Home Agency.