REPORTING A PRIVATE DAYHOME
In Alberta, unlicensed child care is not monitored or regulated by Children’s Services. However, there are resources available to help you navigate certain situations that you may encounter within the unlicensed sector.
Where to turn when you have a concern
Effective February 1, 2021 the Alberta government passed new legislation that allows unlicensed providers to be investigated under certain circumstances.
Under the Early Learning & Childcare Act, the Alberta government can investigate complaints about private, unlicensed child care providers when there is reason to beleive that:
- a person is providing care for more than 6 children (not including their own) or
- an imminent threat to the health, safety, or welfare of any children to whom the person is offering or providing care exists
If either of these is confirmed, Children’s Services will issue and enforce a stop order. In this situation, parents of the children in the unlicensed program will be notified of the stop order.
When to report and who to report to
WHAT IS IMMINENT DANGER?
WHAT IS ABUSE?
WHAT IS CONCERNING BEHAVIOUR?
CONCERNS WITH A MEMBER OF EMBOLDEN PDC?
If you have a concern with a verified member of Embolden Private Dayhome Community please report your concern using our FEEDBACK FORM. Repeated complaints and concerns may result in an Embolden PDC member losing their verified status.