Who we are

Located in Durham Region, Ontario, Durham Professional Home Day Care Incorporated operates a home child care program under the name Durham Professional Home Day Care and a centre based program under the name Altona Road Day Care Centre.

We are a non-profit, charitable organization

Our volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for the general operation and business decisions of the Corporation. Our employees are responsible for the daily programs and care of the children.

We have been proudly serving the Durham Region since 1984.


We meet the needs of children by offering a small family-like setting. Our care providers and staff provide a positive and stimulating environment, that nurtures the child's individual development.

We provide play and learning experiences that will promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth based on the child's individual needs, interests and abilities. We provide opportunities for children to develop their skills in decision making and problem solving and develop their independence.


Our programs are licensed by the Ministry of Community and Social Services under the Day Nurseries Act.

Child care
We offer two types of child care:

  1. Our home child care offers services in Ajax, Pickering, Whitby and Oshawa. With the home child care, the children are placed in private homes, where the care provider has been screened and approved. We care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
  2. Our centre based program, Altona Road Day Care Centre, offers care to children 2.5 - 12 years of age at our location on Altona Road in Pickering.

We also offer a Phonics program.

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