Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System

The Federal and Provincial governments have announced the launch of the Canada-Wide Early Leaning and Child Care system in Ontario. This program offers financial relief to families with children in daycare who are under the age of 6 before June 30th in the current calendar year.

Please note that the schedule for fee reduction in as follows:

  • Effective April 2022, childcare fees shall be reduced up to 25 percent. This change will be retroactive to April 1, 2022.
  • Please note that the program is not yet active – your child care fees shall remain the same for now. Once the program is officially available, any overpayments will be returned to the parents.
    • Full fee reduced by 25%
    • Fees of children with subsidy funding shall be reduced by 25%, to a minimum of $12
    • If you have overpaid, you will receive a rebate retroactive to April 1, 2022 (the date of the rebate is TBD)
  • In December 2022, childcare fees shall be reduced by an average of 50%.
  • In September 2024, families will see further reductions in fees, culminating in a final reduction to an average of $10 per day by September 2025.

Midland Child Care Centre has enrolled in the Canada-Wide Early Learning Program. We are currently awaiting formal approval, and will share additional information with the families as soon as it becomes available.