Abbotsford CCRR Info & Events
Affordable Child Care Benefit
The new Affordable Child Care Benefit will assist families with the financial challenge of child care, starting September 2018. The new Affordable Child Care Benefit works along with the Child Care Fee Reduction (launched in April 2018). Both programs are funding tools that serve the same goal of reducing the cost of child care. In both programs, there’s a role for the child care provider and the parent.
For more info on The Affordable Child Care Benefit
Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative - Info for Parents
In March 2018, as part of their Child Care Operating Funding (CCOF) renewals, licensed child care providers offering infant/toddler care and care for children aged 3 years to kindergarten were invited to opt in to the new child care fee reduction initiative, which began in April 2018.
The goal of initiative is to decrease the cost of child care for parents each month. Parents do not need to apply for the fee reduction. As long as their provider is approved to participate, they will start to see reduced fees of up to:
- $350/month for group infant/toddler care
- $200/month for family infant/toddler care
- $100/month for group care for children aged 3 to Kindergarten
- $60/month for family care for children aged 3 to Kindergarten
Providers who have been approved for the child care fee reduction initiative are required to inform families with children in their care that their facility has been approved. Parents who are unsure about their provider's opt-in status are encouraged to look up their provider's opt-in status. Provider Opt-in Status.
For more info on the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative
The Child Care BC Maintenance Fund
The Child Care BC Maintenance Fund (formerly Minor Capital Funding) program is being enhanced under the Childcare BC plan to offer more support to more licensed child care providers in order to ensure that existing spaces can be properly maintained and continue operating. The Child Care BC Maintenance Fund grant is available to support eligible organizations to address emergencies, make necessary repairs, and/or replace equipment for their operations.
For more info on the Child Care BC Maintenance Fund.