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Childcare Space Grant Expansion to include Private Childcare Providers

The Government of Alberta has expanded the Space Creation Grant for licensed childcare operators to include private childcare operators, to help make childcare more accessible and meet the needs of Alberta families.

$28 million is being allocated to support private operators with some of the costs associated with opening new childcare spaces. This expansion supports up to 22,500 new, licensed childcare spaces in high-need and high-demand communities across the province.

The Canada-Alberta Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement provides an estimated $3.8 billion for child care over five years. This funding has helped reduce parent fees of zero to kindergarten-aged children by an average of 50 per cent.

Applications for Space Creation Grant funding are open to new and existing licensed non-profit and private facility-based child-care programs and family day home agencies interested in creating new child-care spaces. There is no closing date for applications at this time.

Eligible recipients may receive up to $1,350 for family day home agencies and up to $6,000 for facility-based programs for each new licensed child-care space created.

For more information on the Space Creation Grant, or to apply, visit their website:

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