Alberta Childcare Subsidy

As a licensed agency our eligible families are able to apply for the government subsidy program to help with the cost of our childcare.

What is Child Care Subsidy?

Childcare subsidy is a program that assists eligible families with childcare costs for their pre-school and school age children attending regulated child care programs such as family day home programs overseen by a licensed agency.

Subsidy is an income based support program and you may qualify for full or partial subsidy based on your circumstance, including if you: are looking for work, are attending school, or your child have a special need.

    How to Apply

    You can apply online and will need to have the following:

    • Your valid Alberta ID
    • Access to line 15000 from your most recent notice of assessment (gross income)
    • Your social insurance number

    Transferring Subsidy

    You can transfer subsidy if you move from one childcare facility (or licensed dayhome agency) to another:

    1. Use the online Change of Information form or PDF to change the name of the program you are attending
    2. Share a copy of the confirmation page with our agency

    When we signed up with our first child, there was a lot of new paperwork to figure out and the agency was a great help. [CRFDH] guided us through and even helped us to apply for subsidy (which was a bit confusing so I am so glad we had their help with it)

    - Michelle (parent)

    Helpful Links

    About the Alberta Child Care Subsidy Program

    Child Care Subsidy Estimator

    Child Care Eligibility Criteria

    Child Care Subsidy Application Form

    2021 Family Day Home Subsidy Rates

    (18 mos. and under)
    (19 mos. up to grade 1)
    School Age
    (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

    Source: Government of Alberta > Child Care Subsidy > Subsidy Step Model

    Apply for Subsidy

    Use the link below to apply online. For other questions please contact the Alberta Supports Contact Centre at 1-877-644-9992.