finding a dayhome

When to begin your search and places to look. 

Topic Last Updated: September 2022

Now that you’ve compiled your dayhome and you know what you’re looking for it’s time to search for a dayhome! There could be a number of dayhomes right in your very community but how do you find them? Here are five different ways to go about your dayhome search.

  1. Social Media
  2. Internet Search
  3. Word of Mouth
  4. Online Directories
  5. Agencies

We’ll also learn about creating an in-search of (ISO) ad on the Embolden PDC Directory. 

When to begin the search?

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Embolden pdc directory

The first of its kind, the Embolden PDC Directory is the only vetted childcare directory that showcases strictly dayhome programs in the province. In order to have a full profile in our directory, dayhome programs must provide proof of criminal record check, intervention record check, and valid first aid. 

Take a tour to see what makes our Directory unique!

creating an in search of ad (iso)

It’s not just dayhomes that can create ads. Within the Embolden PDC Directory you can create one too! It’s called an In Search Of or ISO ad. Write up your own ad and post it here in our online directory so that dayhome providers can connect with you.

sample iso

What to ask when making first contact

Knowing what to say or ask when you make first contact with a dayhome provider can help you narrow down your options and easily make a short list of dayhomes you want to interview. Read on to the next section to learn more about how to effectively communicate with prospective dayhome programs all the way through the interviewing process.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

connect with the Community

Join our Facebook group “The Hangout” to chat with dayhome providers as well as others parents using dayhomes. 

Let us know!

We’d love to hear from you if there is a resource or information missing that would aid you while using a dayhome.


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-The Embolden PDC Team