The Ministry of Children's Services provides financial assistance to eligible lower-income families using:
Licensed day care centres
Licensed group family child care
Approved family day homes
Licensed out-of-school care centres
Licensed pre-schools and
Approved early childhood development programs
Maximum subsidy rates vary by program type and the age of child attending child care.
You can apply for a subsidy if:
You or your spouse/partner, or the child receiving care are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada and live in Alberta.
You or your spouse/partner are an Alberta resident.
Your children are 12 years of age or younger and are not yet attending Grade 7.
You and your spouse/partner are currently working, attending school, looking for work or have special needs
You or your spouse/partner stay-at-home and have your child(ren) enrolled in a licensed pre-school or approved early childhood development program.
For general inquiries about child care subsidy call 1‑877‑644‑9992 or 780‑644‑9992 within Edmonton, Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
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