Apply for Child Care Operating Funding

If you are a new child care provider, submit either a group or family funding application along with a copy of your current Community Care and Assisted Living Act Licence(s).

Complete an Application

Complete one application for each facility licence. For example, you will need to complete two applications if your facility has separate Preschool and School Age Licences.

Use a group application if you have a Group or Multi-Age Child Care Licence for more than eight children, or if your facility is not in a personal residence. Use a family application if you have a Family, In-Home Multi-Age or Multi-Age Child Care Licence for eight or fewer children in your personal residence.

Complete the extended hours section of the form if you regularly offer extended hours before 6 am or after 7 pm.

Include a copy of your licence. Avoid delays and disappointment by including a copy of your Community Care & Assisted Living Act Licence with your application.

Review & Approval

Funding amounts are based on enrolment and are subject to approval and availability of funds.

If your application is approved, you will receive a draft funding agreement package. You will need to complete the Program Confirmation Form (PDF) within 30 days of receiving your package.

The start date of a draft funding agreement is based on the date a completed application is received.

Applications received by the last day of the month are eligible for funding beginning the following month. That means, if you would like funding for February 1, your complete application needs to be received no later than January 31.


Do not reduce your parent fees until you are approved for the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative.