Alberta Child Care Subsidy Rates

Alberta Child Care Subsidy is a financial aid the Government of Alberta provides families with an annual income threshold of under $90,000 and a child in certain licensed child care facilities. If you’re eligible, continue reading to see how much you should expect to receive.

Your Rate

There are five factors at play to calculate the amount. These are also key factors in the amount your licensed care provider will ask you to pay.

  1. The number of children: You should calculate the subsidy amount for each child separately. (The subsidy is paid per child.)
  2. Total family income: You’ll receive more subsidy for lesser total income.
  3. The child’s age: You’ll receive more subsidy for younger children.
  4. The type of the program your child attends: You’ll receive more subsidy for Daycare and Out-of-School care programs (more expensive), less for Family Day Homes and Group Family Care Centres.
  5. The number of hours your child spends at the program: You’ll receive more subsidy for more hours spent.

Alberta has an official online estimator tool, which gives you an estimate based solely on your income and on how many children you are enrolling in child care. Here it is!

Maximum Rates

Since August 2021, the subsidy program includes families with an income threshold of $90,000 a year. (This number was previously $75,000.)

Now, assuming your infant or preschooler attends the program for more than 100 hours, and your school-age child attends the program for more than 50 hours, here are the maximum subsidy rates you could receive.

Maximum Day care and Out-of-School Care Rates (Licensed Facility-Based Programs)

IncomeInfantPreschoolerSchool Age
(18 mos. and under)(19 mos. up to grade 1)(grade 1 to grade 6)
$0 to $49,999$741$644$366
$50,000 to $54,999$704$612$348
$55,000 to $59,999$630$547$311
$60,000 to $64,999$556$483$275
$65,000 to $69,999$482$419$238
$70,000 to $74,999$408$354$201
$75,000 to $79,999$333$290$165
$80,000 to $84,999$259$225$128
$85,000 to $89,999$185$161$92
Licensed Preschool ProgramFlat rate $125 per month for all income brackets above  

Maximum Family Day Home Rates

IncomeInfantPreschoolerSchool Age
(18 mos. and under)(19 mos. up to grade 1)(grade 1 to grade 6)
$0 to $49,999$614$516$366
$50,000 to $54,999$583$490$348
$55,000 to $59,999$522$439$311
$60,000 to $64,999$461$387$275
$65,000 to $69,999$399$335$238
$70,000 to $74,999$338$284$201
$75,000 to $79,999$276$232$165
$80,000 to $84,999$215$181$128
$85,000 to $89,999$154$129$92

Conclusion

If you have any questions about the subsidy, we have a complete guide over here. You could also contact us anytime, or join our Waiting List to get a secured spot at Clever Daycare.

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