$10 PER DAY FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF SIX IN LICENSED CHILD CARE BY SEPTEMBER 2025.
Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC)
We Are Participating In The $10 Per Day Daycare Program!
Decrease Fees for parents by 50% at our daycare as of January 2023
Licensed child care providers can participate in the CWELCC system to help reduce fees.
Licensed child care providers must inform parents about their decision to:
If your licensed child care provider does not participate, your fees will not be reduced.
As a parent or guardian of a child under the age of six, you do not need to apply to get a fee reduction.
You may be eligible for reduced fees if:
A.C.E daycare is participating in the CWELCC program -$10 Per Day Daycare. The CWELLC program will allow more families to experience our high-quality care on an affordable, inclusive, and sustainable basis.
The Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement (ELCCA) is a bilateral agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario that aims to support the development and expansion of early learning and child care programs in Ontario. The ELCCA is part of the federal government’s commitment to provide affordable, high-quality child care for Canadian families.
Under the ELCCA, the Government of Canada will provide up to $1.07 billion in funding to Ontario over five years (2021-2026) to support the expansion of early learning and child care programs in the province. This funding will be used to:
- Create new spaces for children aged 0 to 4 in regulated child care settings
- Enhance the quality and accessibility of existing child care programs
- Increase the availability of full-day, part-day, and evening child care options
- Enhance the affordability of child care for families
The ELCCA also includes provisions for the Government of Ontario to work with the federal government to develop and implement a system for monitoring and reporting on the progress of the agreement. This will include the development of benchmarks and targets for measuring the success of the program, as well as regular reporting on the use of funds and the outcomes achieved.
Per Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (December 2022)- “Access to affordable, high-quality, flexible and inclusive early learning and child care is increasingly becoming a reality for families in Ontario, and across the country. The fee reduction announced today for centres that are part of the Canada-wide system is a key step toward our ultimate goal for an average of $10-a-day regulated child care. We will continue to work with the provinces and territories toward a better future for children, and families, everywhere in Canada.”
Under this proposal, the government would work with provinces, territories, and Indigenous communities to establish a network of child care centers and home-based child care providers. The program would be funded through a combination of federal, provincial, and territorial investments, as well as private sector contributions.
The goal is to ensure that all Canadian families have access to high-quality, affordable child care. This would allow more parents, particularly women, to participate in the workforce and contribute to the economy. It would also provide children with the early learning experiences they need to be successful in school and in life.
ELCCA is a significant policy proposal that aims to address the challenges facing families in accessing affordable, high-quality child care in Canada. If implemented, it could have a positive impact on the lives of families and children across the country. Its focus on universality, accessibility, and affordability, as well as its commitment to supporting the participation of parents, particularly women, in the workforce, make it a potentially transformative policy for the country. By establishing a network of child care centers and home-based providers and providing funding through a combination of federal, provincial, and territorial investments, as well as private sector contributions, the proposal has the potential to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for families and children in Canada.