$10/day daycare

$10/day daycare 2021-12-07T11:12:44-07:00

$10/day Daycare

Edmonton Educational Daycare Group participates in the Alberta Government $10/day childcare program! 

For more information, please visit the Alberta website

https://www.alberta.ca/federal-provincial-child-care-agreement.aspx

 


 

The following information is from the Alberta government website:

Overview

We have successfully negotiated an agreement with the federal government that will support the expansion of accessible, affordable and high-quality child care that gives families the choice they need. This made-in-Alberta plan also reduces fees for parents of children not yet in kindergarten by an average of half beginning in January 2022, to an average of $10 per day child care by 2026.

Through the agreement, $3.8 billion will be invested in child care for children not yet in kindergarten:

  • $2.865 billion to lower child care fees for Alberta parents
  • $240.64 million to increase the number of child care spaces
  • $202.6 million to develop and fund child care options to support vulnerable and diverse populations, as well as children with extra needs
  • $306.16 million to support licensed programs and certified educators in offering high-quality support for families in their communities

Key features of the plan

Improving affordability

Over the next 5 years of the agreement, we will:

    • reduce licensed child care fees by an average of 50% for families with children not yet in kindergarten in early 2022
    • lower average licensed child care fees to $10 per day by 2025-26 for families with children not yet in kindergarten
    • increase support for parents, child care operators and staff

Expanding child care accessibility

To ensure families can choose the child care that works best for them, we will:

    • add at least 42,500 new licensed child care spaces over the next 5 years
    • support licensed child care – preschools, daycare and family day homes under a licensed agency
    • ensure flexibility for families requiring drop-in or overnight child care
    • support children with specific learning, linguistic, cultural and other needs

Supporting high-quality child care

Quality care starts with quality educators. The agreement provides funds for:

    • professional development, training and improved certification levels for our early childhood educator workforce
    • continued wage tops for child care educators – among the highest in Canada

What this means for parents

Parents will see reduced fees starting in early 2022, and can expect to pay an average of:

  • $10 per day if they earn up to $119,999
  • $11 to $17 per day if they earn between $120,000 and $179,999
  • $22.19 per day if they earn $180,000 and above

For example: A family earning $120,000 with an infant attending a licensed facility-based centre full-time currently pays on average $1172 per month. By early 2022, this family can expect to pay an average of $284 per month.

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