Embolden Private Dayhome Community

Embolden Private Dayhome Community is Alberta’s first and only membership community for private dayhome providers in Alberta. Our members are collectively committed to going above and beyond the minimum standards for private childcare in Alberta making Embolden PDC home to only the best of the best in private childcare. Embolden PDC members gain access to varying levels of support and resources to help them start or run their dayhome business, including access to regular professional development to help them stay current and informed in their field. Once verified, our members are showcased within our members only directory – ensuring parents have a place to easily access quality private childcare in Alberta. 

Get Outside and Play!

Christina Pickles has been an environmental educator for 20 years and has worked in wetlands, badlands, forests and streams with students of all ages. She now runs Get Outside and Play which focuses supporting early childhood educators, teachers and communities in creating the space, time and permission to let children experience all the benefits outdoor play. She lives in Calgary minutes from the Bow River with her family. Learn more at getoutsideandplay.ca


Leading Edge Child Care Consulting

My name is Brad West. I am a Child Development Supervisor with over 35 years of experience in the field of Early Learning and Child Care.  I am  currently the Executive Director of Glengarry Child Care Society. My work with the Child Care Accreditation program started in 2009 and spanned the next 10 years both at the Governing Council and Lead Validator levels. In 2019, I left my role as a Lead Validator and developed Leading Edge Child Care Consulting. I am passionate about assisting programs to provide a high quality program that promote best practices in Early Learning and Child Care. Team Building is an area that I have come to enjoy very much. I love bringing teams of educators together for fun, laughter and building stronger relationships to better support children and families.  

Flourish Family Centered Occupational Therapy & Co.

Flourish Family Centred Occupational Therapy & Co. is owned by occupational therapists, Pauline Fechner and Johanna LaVallee. As two OT’s, who both have kids, we  understand the daily challenges of raising tiny (and not so tiny) humans. 

We specialize in helping children with sensory and emotional regulation, play, behavioural support, motor difficulties and ADL’s (activities of daily living) such as sleep, toilet training, dressing and feeding difficulties.

Creative Childcare Consulting

Creative Childcare Consulting believes in empowering individuals by working in collaboration with the early learning and child care community by developing professional relationships that support growth, build capacity and promote excellence.  Our specialists have extensive hands-on experience within the field. They are recognized as leaders both locally and provincially for their commitment to delivering quality early learning and care. 

Education Station

Education Station Has The Web’s BEST Teaching Resources, Educational Puzzles And Games, French Teaching Supplies, And Special Needs Products! We are a family-owned, educational resource company who has been serving the needs of our valued customers and community for over 20 years! Our website, catalogue and retail stores are filled with bright ideas and great learning tools for teachers, schools, childcare centres, parents and kids.