How to apply
CLICK HERE to access the Subsidy Application
Canada-Alberta Early Learning and Child Care plan is effective January 2022
- You can apply for subsidy now if your children attend a licensed child care program and:
- your gross family household income* is under $180,000 and your children are 0 months to Kindergarten age (enrolled in a part time Kindergarten program); or
- your gross family household income* is under $90,000 and your children are Kindergarten age (enrolled in a full time Kindergarten program) to Grades 1 to 6.
Have a child in Kindergarten? The Government of Alberta worked hard to ensure that as many children as possible are included in our child care plan, and that includes children attending part time Kindergarten programs. We are continuing to make updates to our system to reflect part time care subsidy for children who are attending Kindergarten on a part time basis. We hope to have this completed by mid-February, so it may take a few weeks to receive a letter, if you have a kindergarten-aged child, informing you of the decision about your subsidy application. Please be assured that if you apply before the end of February and are approved for subsidy (based on your income), your savings will be retroactive to January 1 and will not be affected by the delay. Visit Alberta.ca/ChildCareDeal if you have any questions regarding the new child care plan.
Already have subsidy? You do not need to re-apply unless your subsidy is expiring.
* Gross family household income is Line 15000 minus Line 32000 minus Line 33099 minus Line 33199 on you and your co-applicant's 2020 Notice of Assessment.