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Join Alberta's first dayhome membership community with this Boostr exclusive 6-month Embolden VIP Membership. 6-month memberships are not currently offered to our members, and so this offer is only for our Boostr supporters! With your membership, you'll gain access to a wealth of resources and support to help you run your dayhome business. You can learn more about Embolden VIP at www.emboldenpdc.com/embolden-vip/
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With your Parent+ Membership, you get access to a special members-only resource portal within the Embolden Private Dayhome Community Directory. With access to checklists, cheat sheets, articles, and training videos, you'll have everything you need to find quality private childcare for your family. You'll find tips and tricks to help guide you through the interviewing process and to help prepare your family for the transition to childcare.
With your Parent+ Membership, you get access to a special members-only resource portal within the Embolden Private Dayhome Community Directory. With access to checklists, cheat sheets, articles, and training videos, you'll have everything you need to find quality private childcare for your family. You'll find tips and tricks to help guide you through the interviewing process and to help prepare your family for the transition to childcare.
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Campaign Description

Did you know that only 1 out of 3 children have access to regulated childcare in Alberta? Yet despite the wide use of private childcare in Alberta, there are very few resources to help guide parents and providers as they navigate the private childcare world. Embolden PDC connects parents and providers with the resources and support they need to navigate the private childcare industry. We are currently seeking funds through the ATB Build Her Business Campaign to help us develop and launch Alberta's first vetted childcare directory designed to showcase all of the wonderful private childcare providers that go above and beyond the minimum standards in our province. Our directory is unique in that our members must meet a minimum set of standards in order to advertise with us. With a directory full of private providers who go above and beyond in our province, we can help make the search for quality private childcare so much easier. Together we can build a platform that will help parents navigate the childcare dilemma we are facing in Alberta.

Why We Are So Passionate About Private Childcare

Hello there! And thank you for stopping by to learn more about us and our story!

If you don’t know me personally, I would love to introduce myself!

My name is Danielle and I am the founder of Alberta's first private dayhome support network - Embolden PDC. If this is your first time meeting me, you might not know that I myself have been a private dayhome provider since 2017.

As a private dayhome provider, I know how overwhelming it can be to start a private dayhome and that there isn’t a ton of support out there to help guide a new private provider through the process. I also know that my first year in business as a dayhome provider was REALLY HARD. Harder than I expected, actually, despite working in childcare in a variety of capacities over the years. What I failed to anticipate is how isolating the private dayhome industry can be and how hard it is to find resources and support that are geared towards private providers. 

I also realized very quickly that having an education in early learning did not protect me from the feeling of isolation and burnout that is common in the dayhome industry.

You see, despite the fact that over 30,000 private dayhomes are required to meet the demand for childcare in Alberta, there are zero resources and supports available to the providers offering it and the parents using it. 

I created Embolden PDC to be the private dayhome support network that we are lacking in Alberta. A place for private providers to gain access to affordable professional development and business resources that will ultimately benefit the children in their care by ensuring that every child in Alberta has access to quality childcare regardless of the circumstances in which they receive that care. 

Whether a provider has an education in early learning or not, they will have the ability to explore content that has been designed to expand their knowledge base and keep them current on ever-changing trends in early childhood education while also providing business resources and tools to help them run their business. 

While my desire is to support private dayhome providers in an effort to prevent them from experiencing the level of challenge and isolation that I felt in my early years, there really is a trickle effect. Because when providers are supported, and when they have access to quality resources, they can offer a higher level of care that ultimately benefits the children they are entrusted with. 

There is this stigma within the childcare industry that private care is less than. I don’t believe that for one second. There are many providers out there who operate wonderful private dayhomes where children learn and grow, and their dayhome provider has a positive impact on their development. 

 

And this is where the Embolden PDC Childcare Directory comes into play. 

100% regulated childcare might not be a reality for our province, but that doesn’t mean the private dayhome sector can’t come alongside and bridge that gap. 

With that in mind, the Embolden Private Dayhome Directory has been designed to showcase all of the incredible private dayhomes in Alberta so that parents can focus their search to only dayhomes who go above and beyond the minimum standards for private childcare in our province.
 

And the providers who are showcased in our directory are personally vetted by myself to ensure that they meet the minimum set of requirements that we feel provide families with the best shot at keeping their children safe. 

While I can't give a complete guarantee that providers are who they say they are and that their documents are absolutely authentic, what I can do is narrow down the field to those who have taken the time to send me their business license, proof of insurance, first aid certificate, criminal record checks and personal references. 

Because the Embolden PDC Directory showcases private providers who are willing to obtain these optional documents when absolutely no-one is telling them that they have to. 

The Embolden PDC Directory will save parents hours of time researching dayhomes only to find out that they do not have a desire to go above and beyond the minimum standards in Alberta and that they've wasted their time.

Finding childcare can feel overwhelming, and finding childcare from the private sector can feel uncertain. 

With the Embolden PDC Directory, we help shoulder the burden of finding the best possible private care options for your children. 

And with your Parent+ Membership, you get access to a resource portal similar to the one that your provider has access to. We'll give you guidelines on what to look for to keep your family safe when utilizing private childcare, we'll help you navigate the interviewing process by coaching you on how to ask questions that really matter, and we'll provide you with some helpful tips and tricks for you to positively navigate the transition to childcare for you and your family. 

Plus as we grow and evolve we have plans to provide continuous expert content that will help guide you on your parenting journey. 

It is our hope and dream that the Embolden Private Dayhome Community will be the gold standard in private childcare for Alberta and the Embolden PDC Directory will be the source for parents to access it. 

We would love to partner with you! 

Meet the Team

Danielle Bourdin

Danielle Bourdin

Danielle Bourdin is the founder of Embolden Private Dayhome Community. After experiencing the isolation and burnout that is common within the private dayhome industry, Danielle set out to connect parents and providers with the resources and support they need to navigate the private childcare industry. 

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Jan 3, 2020

Development is underway!

We're busy building the framework for Alberta's first vetted childcare directory!

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Jan 3, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

Is it free to search the Embolden Private Dayhome Directory?

Yes!! It is absolutely free to search the Embolden PDC Directory, and additional parent resources are available for a small monthly fee.

Why wouldn't I just use a free Facebook group to find childcare?

That is an option! But the goal of the Embolden PDC Directory is to help save parents TIME by gathering all of the quality private childcare options together in one place. The goal of Embolden PDC is to help elevate the level of private childcare in Alberta by providing dayhome operators with the resources and support they need to give exceptional quality childcare to the children in their communities. Purchasing a Parent+ membership helps us to provide resources that support parents and providers as they navigate the private childcare industry.
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