Programs and Services

Child Care Subsidy

  • Caregivers and Families
  • Financial Assistance

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 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
    OR
    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:

Phone: 1_877_644_9992 (Toll-free) or 780_644_9992 (Local)

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