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 The Day Home Advantage:

         Enriching, home-based childcare 

         Convenient locations close to home,  

         work or school

         Smaller, nurturing, family-           

         oriented settings 

         Flexible hours


         Subsidy and Affordability Grant

Welcome to Southgate Medallion Family Day Homes!

Southgate Medallion Family Day Homes is committed to excellence in child care and early learning. As a licenced day home agency we offer quality child care in safe and nurturing home settings. We serve Edmonton, Sherwood Park and Beaumont.

We ensure that government standards are met or exceeded through detailed safety checks, unannounced home visits and on-going provider support and training. Subsidy for child care costs is available to families that qualify.

Family Day Homes in Edmonton - Childcare - Daycare

Fill in an inquiry form or contact our office to find available family day home spaces near you! 

Family Day Homes in Edmonton - Childcare - Daycare

Join our valued team! We are accepting applications for family dayhome providers in Edmonton and the surrounding area.

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, Southgate Medallion Family Day Homes wants you to know that we are taking additional precaution in order to reduce and respond to the risks. We are committed to the health and protection of our colleagues and families. We respectfully ask that you do not visit the Agency’s office if you are ill. We further request that you only attend our office by appointment only. Please note that Southgate Medallion Family Day Homes would be happy to accommodate any families or Educators by connecting by phone or email whenever possible.
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Celebrating 40 Years of Delivering Excellence in Child Care!












On a sunny Saturday in May, Agency Owners Carole and Joyce, Directors, Agency Staff - past and present, and Day Home Educators - past and present came together in a joint celebration of Educator Appreciation Month and the Agency's 40th Anniversary.

How it all began

Prior to November 1982, the province had social workers operating a family child care program.  Concerned about the lack of choice for parents and families, the owners, Joyce Backstrom and Carole Kosteriva opened Southgate Family Day Homes which started with 11 homes and 22 children in the Southgate area.  The agency began with offices in Joyce and Carole’s home.

Innovations and Firsts

Southgate Medallion was the first Agency in the province

to introduce smoke-free day homes!

The Agency was also the first to require educators have

first aid training – this was soon picked up by the Day Care

Branch for inclusion in regulations across the province.

The first child care training program for Albertan educators,

“Family Child Care: A Caregivers Guide” was developed by a

committee of the Alberta Association for Family Child Care,

spearheaded by Carole.

The first Family Child Care Conference in the province was spearheaded by Southgate Family Day Homes

Why Southgate Medallion?

In September 2003, the merger between Southgate and Medallion Family Day Home Agencies meant that the agency’s services were made available throughout Edmonton, Sherwood Park and Beaumont

Thank you to all who came out to make the day a special, fun and memorable one.

Please click on the link and take a look at the slideshow of photographs from the day.


Agency Statement on Residential School Discoveries:

Southgate Medallion Family Day Homes Agency is deeply shocked by the news of the mass grave found on the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School and continues to be shocked and saddened by ongoing revelations relating to such travesties.

Being part of the Early Learning and Child Care sector, the agency recognizes the injustices that have occurred and believes that this profession has no place for hate—or any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, and bigotry. 

The agency recognizes that the early years are the most important years in a child’s development.  During this time children develop an understanding of tolerance, diversity and inclusion. As an agency we encourage educators to practice self-awareness, challenge assumptions and create a program that recognizes the unique and diverse families in which we serve.

As an agency we are always reflecting on how we can improve and do better, and we are currently reviewing how we share to our educator’s understandings of First Nations and Indigenous culture in a way that is inclusive, sensitive and invites a practice of care and education that is multi-cultural and diverse.

Please use the links below for further information.

One Was Too Many -- Kamloops 215 (CCCF) | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (

Encouraging Aboriginal Cultural Identity in Child Care (


Emma Dajavs


Southgate Medallion acknowledges Treaty 6 territory—the ancestral and traditional territory of the Cree, Dene, Blackfoot, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, as well as the Métis. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for generations. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us. We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting