Child Care Operating Funding - Base Funding

Child Care Operating Funding (CCOF) Base Funding assists eligible licensed family and group child care providers with the day-to-day costs of running a facility.

Eligibility

To be eligible to receive CCOF Base Funding, providers must:

  • Have a valid Community Care and Assisted Living Act Facility Licence (Note: Funding is not available for occasional child care, child minding or residential care)
  • Be open and currently providing child care
  • Be in good standing with the Ministry of Children and Family Development and, if registered, with the BC Corporate Registry
  • Agree to provide services to families receiving the Affordable Child Care Benefit
  • Make every reasonable effort to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all children, including children with extra support needs
  • Complete the annual Provider Profile Survey

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Rates

Providers can estimate their monthly CCOF Base Funding payment by multiplying the applicable rate for their licence and service type by the number of enrolled children reported on their Monthly Enrolment Report.

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

Rate category (per enrolment)  

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 the licensee's personal residence.

Rate category (per enrolment)  

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

Group rates apply if the facility:

  • Has a Group or Multi-Age Child Care Licence for more than eight children, or
  • Is in a location other than a personal residence

Rate category (per enrolment)  

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


The below rates apply if the facility:

  • Has an In-Home Multi-Age or Multi-Age Child Care Licence for eight or fewer children in the licensee’s personal residence. These rates are 20% higher than the Family Child Care rates in recognition of the Early Childhood Educator credential.

Rate category (per enrolment)  

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


The factors determining group or family rates funding are the number of children and whether the child care is in a personal residence. Other factors, such as renovating the child care space or adding additional staff, do not affect the rate category.