Only regulated and approved dayhomes can be used for subsidized childcare. Subsidies are not available for drop-in centres, nursery schools, or other forms of unregulated childcare.

To qualify for subsidized childcare, parents must meet one of these eligibility criteria:

  1. Demonstrate a need for subsidy (e.g. looking for work, employed or enrolled in a training program, self employed or in special circumstances)
  2. A parent or child has special needs

For further inquiries into childcare subsidies and eligibility please use the following contact information:

Online Application: http://www.child.alberta.ca/home/1153.cfm

Pre-School & School age Subsidies: (780) 644-9992 OR hs.childcaresubsidy@gov.ab.ca

Revenue Canada (information regarding Notice of Assessment): 1-800-959-8287