What we do.
Hey there! And thank you so much for stopping by to see what the Embolden Private Dayhome Community is all about! We are so excited to have the chance to share our heart for private childcare with you!
So let’s get right to it!
To put it simply, Embolden PDC is Alberta’s very first private dayhome support network.
It is a place for parents and providers to gain access to the resources and support they need to navigate the dayhome industry in Alberta. Resources and support that is often hard to come by within the private dayhome industry specifically, and that can be financially unobtainable for many dayhome providers.
Embolden PDC proudly connects members to an online community full of private providers who go above and beyond in their dayhome business.
With two levels of membership, providers can choose the level of support they feel they need to thrive in their dayhome business.
With a basic membership, verified providers gain access to our members only directory, a basic resource portal, and member only perks.
And upgrading to a VIP Membership gives our members access to additional resources. Within the Embolden VIP Portal our members will find workshops, courses, training sessions, printables, business resources, meal plans, fitness plans, activity suggestions, book reviews, self care & spirituality resources – and so much more!
But Embolden PDC is here to support parents on their dayhome journey, too.
Coming later this year, we will be launching the Embolden PDC Directory. Searching our members only directory is always free, but you can upgrade to Parent+ for access to a wealth of resources that will help guide you on your childcare search.
Why we do it.
66% of families in Alberta utilize private in-home childcare arrangements to meet their childcare needs..
This means that over 30,000 private childcare providers are required to meet the demand for childcare in Alberta. Yet despite this wide spread use of private dayhomes in Alberta, the private dayhome industry is unfairly stigmatized and misunderstood.
Couple this with the fact that choosing to operate as a private provider means that you have chosen to sacrifice the resources and support available to regulated providers and it’s easy to see that private providers are really left to figure everything out on their own.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. With Embolden PDC, providers can now have both autonomy and support on their dayhome journey. Embolden PDC is a place for private providers to finally be seen for all that they have to offer the childcare industry in Alberta. It’s a place to finally belong.
It is our hope and dream that the Embolden Private Dayhome Community will become known within the childcare industry as a trusted source of quality private childcare providers who go above and beyond the minimum standards in Alberta. We will accomplish this by continuing to advocate for the private dayhome industry in Alberta – ensuring that all private providers have access to the resources and support they need to offer exceptional quality childcare in their communities.
“Happiness is more than doing fun things. It's about doing meaningful things, too.”
If you’re wondering who exactly is behind all of this and what would possess them to take this on…
Well…it’s me! Danielle Bourdin. And I am passionate about this community because I am a private provider myself!
As a matter of fact, I have been running a successful private dayhome in my community for over 3 years now. And while for the most part I have loved every minute of it, I also know how hard this job can be.
This is what makes Embolden PDC different.
Embolden PDC was born from my desire to find a sense of community and support as a private dayhome provider – something that I quickly learned is lacking in our province.
Embolden PDC is not a community run by someone who thinks they know what is best for private providers. It is a community run by someone who IS a private provider, and one who is continuously striving to understand the common struggles that dayhome providers face.
Struggles that I use as motivation to continue creating meaningful content and learning opportunities that will help embolden you on your dayhome journey.
I can’t wait to grow this community together.