Rates & Payments

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.

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, 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) $1.85 $3.70
3 years to Kindergarten $1.41 $2.82
Grade 1 to 12 years $0.73 $1.46

 

Rates for the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative: Find your rates for the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative on Schedule C of your funding agreement. You can also find more information about these rates in the FAQs for Parents and Providers (PDF).

Payments

Once you apply for funding, complete a Direct Deposit Application Form (PDF) to have your payments deposited directly into your bank account.

Child Care Operating Funding is considered income. Find out how to report it on income tax returns: