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Federal-provincial child care agreement

On November 15, 2021, the Alberta and federal governments announced an agreement to reduce child care fees by an average of 50% in early 2022 and to provide $10 per day fees, on average, by 2026. Learn more about this historic agreement.

COVID-19 update

Child care operators should continue following applicable COVID guidelines and public health orders issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Guidance is now available for Licensed Child Care Centres and Family Day Homes.

Child care is an essential part of Alberta’s economic recovery. When parents and caregivers go to work or school, they need to know their children are safe and have the resources they need to grow and thrive.

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. Learn about Finding and choosing child care in Alberta, and if you are eligible to apply for child care subsidy for help with child care fees

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