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Overview

We heard feedback from parents and guardians on how they define quality child care, programs and services they expect from child care operators, and what factors contribute to their child care choices.

By 2025-26, Alberta will reduce core child care fees for families to an average of $10 per day and transition from an Early Learning and Child Care system funded by parent fees to one primarily funded by government.

As we make this transition, parents and guardians have a critical role in assessing quality child care and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement to support long-term success.

Timeline

  • Open

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Children and Family Services

Get informed

Our made-in-Alberta plan to transform the Early Learning and Child Care system is funded in part by the Government of Canada through the Canada-Alberta Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.

Learn more:

Input received

Online survey

Albertans shared feedback on high-quality child care, programs and services expected from child care operators, and what factors contribute to your child care choices, through an online survey between January 15 to February 11, 2024.

The survey was available in a variety of languages including:

  • English
  • Français (French)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi)
  • Tagalog (Tagalog)
  • 简体中文 (Chinese – Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese – Traditional)
  • українська (Ukrainian)

Outcomes

Your feedback will help inform the ongoing transformation of the Early Learning and Child Care system from one funded by parents to one primarily funded by government.