Alberta’s  child care fee subsidy program supplements fees for low income parents. Children enrolled in licensed non-profit and for-profit centres, preschools, group family child care, out-of-school care, approved early child development programs and family day homes are eligible.


The maximum fee subsidy rate for a full-time space ranges from $310 to $630 depending on the age of child and type of care*. An online fee subsidy estimator can help parents get an idea of the amount of subsidy they may be eligible for.


There is a two step eligibility process. First parents must demonstrate the need for care (i.e., employment and/or schooling) and then a province-wide income test is applied.


*Fee subsidy rates do not apply to Northeast Alberta region.


Accessing subsidies


In Alberta, parents must secure a space before applying for a subsidy.  

Applications forms may be submitted by mail, in person (to your local 

Child and Family Service Authority office).


For more information and to apply for Subsidies please follow the links below.


General Information :   CLICK HERE


Application Guide :       CLICK HERE

Download an application form and mail it to:

Application Link 

Human Services 
PO Box 1641, Station M 
Edmonton, AB T5J 2N9

Fax: 780‑422‑5692