Fees

Effective January 1, 2022:

All new waitlist applicants will be assessed a waitlist fee of $75 for the first child, and $50 for each subsequent child in the family. Waitlist fees are non-refundable, and do not guarantee placement, but will be applied to the first month’s childcare fee if a space is offered and accepted.

With an operational grant per enrolled space coming from the new Federal-Provincial Childcare Agreement, monthly fees will be as follow:

Age Group100+ hours/month50 to 99 hours/monthLess than 50 hours/month
Infants (under 19 months)$665$982.50$1300
Toddlers (19 to 35 months)$690$945$1200
Preschoolers (3 years +)$625$850$1075
Hours of attendance determine which portion of the affordability operational grant the centre receives for each enrolled child. 100+ hours = 100% of the grant; 50-99 hours = 50% of the grant, and fewer than 50 hours = no grant funding for the space.
  • Short-Term Contingency Care (all ages): $75/full day (4.25 hours +) or $40/half day (up to 4 hours)

Short-term contingency care fees are capped at the monthly full-time rate for the child’s age.

* Reduced fees are subject to minimum hours of attendance, as the Government of Alberta will reduce the operating grant provided if children attend fewer than 100 hours per month. Families are responsible to cover any funding shortfalls due to low attendance. Families will not be charged more than the base (pre-funding) monthly fees of $1300 for infants under 19 months, $1200 for children 19 to 35 months, or $1075 for children aged 3 and older.

Effective April 1, 2022:

With an operational grant per enrolled space coming from the new Federal-Provincial Childcare Agreement, fees will be reduced to*:

Age Group100+ hours/month50 to 99 hours/monthLess than 50 hours/month
Infants (under 19 months)$705$1022.50$1340
Toddlers (19 to 35 months)$690$945$1200
Preschoolers (3 years +)$655$880$1105
Hours of attendance determine which portion of the affordability operational grant the centre receives for each enrolled child. 100+ hours = 100% of the grant; 50-99 hours = 50% of the grant, and fewer than 50 hours = no grant funding for the space.
  • Short-Term Contingency Care (all ages): $75/full day (4.25 hours +) or $40/half day (up to 4 hours)

* Reduced fees are subject to minimum hours of attendance, as the Government of Alberta will reduce the operating grant provided if children attend fewer than 100 hours per month. Families are responsible to cover any funding shortfalls due to low attendance. Families will not be charged more than the base (pre-funding) monthly fees of $1340 for infants under 19 months, $1200 for children 19 to 35 months, or $1105 for children aged 3 and older.

Child Care Subsidy is available through the Government of Alberta. Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring their subsidy is up-to-date, and are required to pay any portion of fees not covered by subsidy. New subsidy rates beginning January 2022 will further lower fees from the amounts listed above; eligible families with an income below $180,000/year can expect to pay between $359 (for a fully-subsidised preschooler-aged child) and $709 (for a minimally-subsidised infant) per month.

According to EHWCCS’s Enrolment Policy:

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  • For any use of the regular full-time spaces in either room, parents/guardians will be charged the full monthly rate, as determined by the board and the child’s age.
  • Reduced fees for part-time use will not be considered, except in unique circumstances

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  • Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the board or its designated committee (e.g., Finance Committee). 
  • Exceptions will only be considered for approval when enrolment forecasting demonstrates the arrangement will not create enrolment pressure in the room over the long term.
  • Requests for an exception will be considered on a first come, first served basis.

Use of the Short-Term Contingency Care spaces will incur daily fees as described above, capped monthly at the full-time fee for the child’s age.

We are able to directly invoice approved sources of financial support (i.e. FSCD, Supported Childcare, MFRC, etc.) where appropriate or necessary to support families using our Short-Term Contingency Care in order to make accessing services within the Glenrose Hospital possible. Please contact our office for more information about financial support for short-term contingency care.