Do I qualify for a childcare subsidy?

Child care subsidies are available depending on the following:

Your income
Your reason for needing child care
Size of your family 

Alberta’s Child Care Subsidy Program provides financial support to assist low and middle-income families with the cost of the following preschool child care programs:

  • Approved family day home
  • Licensed day care centre
  • Licensed out-of-school care centre for children 4.5 to 6 years of age and attending an ECS program
  • Licensed nursery schools
  • Approved early childhood development programs

Please note that additional subsidies are available for parents who work non-traditional hours and require extended hour of child care outside of regular hours. 

To find out more about subsidies and your eligibility, contact: 

Child and Family Services Authority – Calgary and Area 
3rd Floor, 1240 Kensington Road NW 
Calgary, Alberta 

Or visit and use the online estimator tool to receive a confidential subsidy estimate.