New child care spaces fund

Overview

The New Child Care Spaces Fund provides funding to create new licensed early learning and child care programs (licensed programs), helping families access quality, affordable, and inclusive early learning and child care.

This is an application-based fund that assists with the creation of new programs by providing additional start-up funding for the purchase of equipment and supplies, or to licensed programs who wish to re-profile spaces based on community need (e.g., infant to pre-school).

Status 

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Available funding

Full-time rates for licensed family day homes

Licensed family day homes are eligible to receive a flat amount based on which zone they are in.

  Zone A  Zone B
Family day home $3,000  $4,500

Note: Part-time spaces are funded at half the full-time rate.

Full-time rates for centre-based programs

Centre-based programs receive a fixed amount per type of space based on which zone they are in.

  Zone A  Zone B
Infant or special needs $2,500  $4,200
Pre-school $1,700 $2,800
Out-of-school   $500 $1,00

Note: Part-time spaces are funded at half the full-time rate.

Deadline

Applications can be submitted at any time.

Eligibility 

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. 

  1. Complete the application and prepare your supporting documents.
  2. Submit your completed application to the Early Childhood Consultant in your region.

Contact us

For questions about applying for this funding, contact the Early Childhood Consultant in your region from Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm.