As of Nov. 26, 2021, the Government of Alberta announced that families with children who are not yet in kindergarten will see child care fees reduced by half, on average, by early 2022, with families most in need receiving additional subsidies. By 2026, families will be paying an average of $10 per day per child.
Beginning in January 2022, the government will reduce fees for more families by offering:
1. Subsidies for families earning under $180,000. Parents can apply online starting in the new year.
2. New operating grants for facility-based child-care programs starting in mid-January 2022. This will help providers lower fees for parents without shouldering extra costs.
For full details regarding today's announcement, please visit https://www.alberta.ca/federal-provincial-child-care-agreement.aspx
You can find a letter from Rebecca Schulz, Alberta's Minister of Children's Services, to families and a frequently asked questions documents below.