Prince Edward Island

Child Care Subsidy Program

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The Child Care Subsidy Program helps Islanders with the cost of child care and daycare services for children up to and including 12 year-olds.

You could be approved for a full subsidy or a partial subsidy, depending on the outcome of the needs assessment.

If you are approved for a subsidy, the government will pay the rate established by your childcare centre up to the maximum for your child’s age group and type of care, minus any costs paid by a parent or another organization on your behalf. Your childcare provider will be paid directly.

You will be responsible for paying any difference between the actual cost of your childcare and the subsidy amount approved.

You may be able to get the childcare subsidy if you fit in one of these three situations:

  • You are working
  • You are attending school
  • You are at home

Support is flexible depending on your situation and income level.

Please use the Child Care Subsidy Calculator to find out if you may get the subsidy.

For more information and instructions on how to apply or to set up an appointment for the Child Care Subsidy Program, please contact Social Development and Housing at 1-877-569-0546.

Last updated: July 24, 2021