Base Funding

Base Funding payments are based on:

  • The number of children included in your Monthly Enrolment Report (not attendance)
  • Licence and service type
  • The location where child care is provided (inside or outside of your home)

Rates 

Rates are based on the estimated cost of providing child care in different settings. Information is taken from a number of sources, including provincial child care surveys.

The rates for daytime or extended hours are the same, based on the age of the children enrolled and whether they are enrolled for more or less than four hours.

New rate: Retroactive to September 1, 2018, the base funding rates for current In-Home Multi-Age and Multi-Age child care providers receiving the Family operating funding rate is increasing by 20% in recognition of the Early Childhood Educator credential. The 2019/20 CCOF contracts will reflect the new rate. More information for Multi-Age Licence holders can be found here.

Estimate your monthly payment amount by multiplying the rates below by the total number of children enrolled full or part-time at your facility.

Rates for providers with a Group or Group Multi-Age Licence for more than eight children, or if the facility is in a location other than a personal residence.

Rate category 4 hours or less More than 4 hours
Under 36 months (3 years) $6.00 $12.00
3 years to Kindergarten $2.74 $5.48
Grade 1 to 12 years $1.40 $2.80
Preschool $1.37 $1.37

Family Licence for seven or fewer children in their principal residence.

Rate category 4 hours or less More than 4 hours
Under 36 months (3 years) $1.85 $3.70
3 years to Kindergarten $1.41 $2.82
Grade 1 to 12 years $0.73 $1.46

In-Home Multi-Age or Multi-Age Child Care Licence for eight or fewer children in their principal residence.

Rate category 4 hours or less More than 4 hours
Under 36 months (3 years) $2.22 $4.44
3 years to Kindergarten $1.69 $3.38
Grade 1 to 12 years $0.88 $1.75