New Child Care Spaces Fund for Family Day Homes

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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).

Available funding

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

Zone A: Behchokǫ̀, Dettah, Enterprise, Fort Liard, Fort Providence, Fort Resolution, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Hay River, Jean Marie River, Kakisa, Kátł’odeeche First Nation, Ndilo, Wrigley, Yellowknife

Zone B: Aklavik, Colville Lake, Délı̨nę, Fort Good Hope, Fort McPherson, Gamèti, Inuvik, Łutselk'e, Nahanni Butte, Norman Wells, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Sambaa Kʼe, Tsiigehtchic, Tuktoyaktuk, Tulita, Ulukhaktok, Wekweètì, Whatì

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


Applications can be submitted at any time.


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.