Early childhood program operating subsidy
Early Childhood Program (ECP) operating subsidy assists licensed early learning and child care programs (licensed programs) with the day-to-day costs of running a licensed program. This funding helps child care providers maintain quality early learning child care for the community.
Applications can be submitted at any time.
The ECP operating subsidy is an attendance-based quarterly contribution through which early learning and child care providers receive a fixed daily rate per attending child.
Funding is calculated based on the type of program and location (zone).
Programs located in government-owned buildings are funded at 75% of the daily rate.
Full-time daily rates for the ECP operating subsidy
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Note: Part-time spaces are funded at half the full-time rate.
Applications can be submitted at anytime; payments are made quarterly.
- Licensed early learning and child care programs that participate in the Child Care Fee Reduction (CCFR) Subsidy.
How to apply
We recommend you contact the Early Childhood Consultant in your region to discuss your application before you apply.
Before you apply download the application.
- Complete the application and prepare your supporting documents.
- Submit your completed application to the Early Childhood Consultant in your region.
For questions about applying for this subsidy, contact the Early Childhood Consultant in your region from Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm.