September seems to be a time when turnover happens quite a bit in day homes. Here’s an activity that a Medicine Hat provider shared to do to help you and the new day home kids get to know each other:
Providers, please read the following reminder about Standard 7.
Standard 7: Child Care Program:
The day home program must be inclusive and adapted to suit every child’s needs. The daily program must ensure that each child’s emotional, physical, intellectual, creative and social needs are being met daily. The program must be posted daily, visible to parents and consultants. Providers must ensure that children have an opportunity to play outside each day, except in cases of extreme weather.
Additionally, the day home’s daily program should include a fine-motor skill building activity, and a gross motor activity. Programming should reflect the provider’s preplanning reasoning behind each activity, whether the reason is “fine motor development” or “one child is really interested in police cars right now”.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this standard, please refer to your Government of Alberta Family Day Home Standards Manual, or contact the office.
A Medicine Hat provider sent in this cute craft she completed with her day home kids:
Cute! Thanks for sharing!
Providers, please read this reminder about Standard 6: Number and Ages of Children, as outlined in the Government of Alberta’s Family Day Home Standard Manual.
Standard 6: Number and Ages of Children: Providers may care for 6 children, maximum, including her/his own children, under the age of 13. Of these six children, 3 may be under the age of 36 months. Of those 3 children, 2 may be under the age of 24 months.
At no time can a provider care for more than 6 children under the age of 13, for any length of time. At no time can a provider care for more than 3 children under the age of 36 months. At no time can a provider care for more than 2 children under the age of 24 months.
If you require clarification, or have any questions, regarding this, or any other, standard please contact the office at 403-526-8194, or consult the Government of Alberta’s Family Day Home Standard Manual.
Providers, please read the following reminder for Standard 5: Transportation and Outings, as outlined in the Government of Alberta’s Family Day Home Standards Manual.
Standard 5: Providers must have proof of parental written consent prior to any outings beyond a 4-block radius and/or when a vehicle is used. Parents must be advised in writing of any outings or field trips and the details regarding the outing, including mode of transportation and supervision arrangements.
Additionally, please note that Apple Blossom Day Homes discourages the use of a provider’s private vehicle for transportation, however it is not prohibited. Providers who wish to use their own vehicle to transport day home children must provide the Agency with proof of valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance showing a minimum of one million dollar liability.
Finally, children may only be transported in approved safety restraints. Please review the recommendations as outlined by Alberta Health Services here. This fact-sheet also contains links to the information in other languages.
For clarification or questions regarding this, or any other, standard or policy, please contact the office at 403-526-8194.
A Medicine Hat provider sent in this adorable craft:
Thanks for sharing!