Child Care Subsidy

The Ministry of Human 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 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 more information about the Child Care Subsidy, please visit the Alberta Government Website.

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