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Child care

Funding, supports and services for Alberta parents and families, and child care programs and educators.

Federal-provincial child care agreement

On November 15, 2021, the Alberta and federal governments announced an agreement to reduce child care fees by an average of 50% in early 2022 and to provide $10 per day fees, on average, by 2026. Learn more about this historic agreement.


Choosing quality child care for your family is a very important decision. You want to find a safe, healthy environment that supports the social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development of your children. New legislation provides more clarity and transparency for parents, early childhood educators and child care providers.

Parents and families

Get information on accessing child care in Alberta, and find resources to help choose the best child care option. Find out more.

Child care programs and educators

Find out about wage top-ups, professional development funding, certification, and other resources and supports. Find out more.

Quick links

Find child care

How to access child care in Alberta, and resources to help you choose the best child care option.

Child care subsidy

Lower-income families can apply for a subsidy to offset the cost of child care.

Online claims

Licensed child care programs can submit monthly claims for all subsidy, wage top-up and professional development payments.

Child Care Connect

Parents can call our toll-free line at: 1-844-644-5165

  • Learn about child care options in your area.
  • Get help finding the licensed child care program in your community that works best for your family.
  • Find out if your unlicensed provider has been issued an order to stop providing child care within the past 24 months.
  • Report concerns, complaints or incidents related to a child care program.

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