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COVID-19 update

Provincewide restrictions on social gatherings do not apply to co-parenting arrangements, or service visits from family care givers, health care or child care providers. However, those visits must be limited to their intended purpose.

Licensed facility-based programs and licensed family day home agencies can operate as long as providers follow all public health orders and guidance for child care programs.

Working Parents Benefit

Working parents who have children in either licensed or unlicensed child care may be eligible for this new one-time benefit.

Find out more about the Working Parents Benefit

Overview

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.