Apply for Child Care Operating Funding

Child care providers who are new to CCOF must first complete an application. 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).

Providers approved for CCOF can sign their funding agreement by completing the Program Confirmation Form to receive CCOF Base Funding, and opt-in to the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative and Early Childhood Educator Wage Enhancement.

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.

More information for Multi-Age Licence holders can be found here.

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 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 funding agreement. To sign your agreement, you will need to complete the Program Confirmation Form within 30 days.

Note: Organizations are not required to reduce their parent fees until approved for the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative and payment is received. Any payments made prior to receiving approval and payment are at the organization's own risk.