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Spots available at Child Development Dayhomes throughout Fort McMurray

By on May 1, 2020 0 1251 Views

Child Development Dayhomes of Fort McMurray has announced over 30 of its day homes remain open throughout the city and currently have 90 spaces available.

“We are all going through so much already, but we want to ensure that people don’t need to stress over finding childcare, as well,” said Cristina MacDonald, Child Care Consultant of Child Development Dayhomes.

“We are available for childcare and have remained open for our community during COVID-19, and now the flood. We are the only government-regulated childcare available in Fort McMurray right now. We feel quality childcare is not something to be compromised with.”

The current spaces available are located Eagle Ridge, Timberlea, Dickinsfield, Thickwood and Gregoire. Three of the 35-day homes were located downtown in the evacuated areas and are pending status and inspection. Families who are currently affiliated with these day homes have been contacted and notified of temporary closures.

Child Development Dayhomes of Alberta is a family day home agency that recruits, approves, trains, supports and monitors hundreds of approved family day homes across the province.

“We take the health and safety of our children, parents and Educators very seriously. Although we adhere to strict cleaning and sanitation procedures on a regular basis, we have increased our diligence at this time to provide a safe and clean space for children to enjoy their day while following the Government’s guidelines that are currently in place,” the local agency stated in a news release.

To learn more information or to register, please contact the Child Development Dayhomes of Fort McMurray directly at 780-715-1166 or by email at Updates and guidelines can be found online at


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