Little Bear Dayhome Agency is an accredited family childcare Agency, contracted by the government of Alberta to provide childcare services to Lethbridge and the surrounding area.
Little Bear's dayhomes are the answer for families looking for convenient, functional and flexible childcare services. We recruit, approve, and contract family day home providers who are able to meet ministry and accreditation standards. We act as a liaison between the parents and provider, finding day homes that are suitable to each parent's needs. Our goal is to provide excellent support, enabling providers to implement quality care programs and ensuring children are given excellent care. In today's hectic world, parents can have peace of mind knowing that trained, dedicated people are looking after their loved ones.
The mission of Little Bear Dayhome Agency is to support and enrich the whole child through the creation of quality childcare programs that focus on social, creative, physical, intellectual and emotional development.
To all providers, parents, and community members,
Accreditation promotes excellence in child care settings in Alberta and helps families choose the best care for their children. It is based on standards of excellence that reflect current research and leading practices to provide high quality child care over and above licensing regulations for children from birth to 12 years of age.
Accreditation is available to all licensed day care centres and out-of-school care programs as well as approved family day home agencies in Alberta. Participation in accreditation is voluntary.
Each year, on the anniversary date of their accreditation, a child care program submits a report to the accreditation body to demonstrate that they are continuing to maintain and enhance the quality of their services. Before the end of their third year, the child care service undertakes the re-accreditation review and has a site visit that is similar to what was completed for initial accreditation. We have started the process of re-accreditation, and we are requesting volunteers for our Accreditation Team!
The main purpose of the team is to ensure open lines of communication between all involved parties and ensure everyone is on track as we work through the accreditation process. If you would like to be a part of this process, attend accreditation meetings, and help enhance Little Bear’s Early Childhood Program, please contact Little Bear Dayhome Agency at 403 942-1129, or reply to this email. Please reply by November 1, 2016. A copy of this message has also been place on our website for community members.