Child Care Facts

Right now in Alberta, child care is hard to access and unaffordable for most. Funding for child care centres that capped fees at $25/day has reduced barriers for some families, but more investment is needed. Without universal access to affordable, high-quality early education and child care, women’s equality cannot be a reality.

Updated Child Care in Alberta infographic coming soon! 


For more information, check out some of the following sources: 

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Child Care Deserts in Canada (2018)

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Developmental Milestones: Child care fees in Canada’s big cities 2018 (2019)

Childcare Resource and Research Unit, Elements of a high quality early learning and child care system (2012)

First 2000 Days Network: An Integrated Approach to Childhood Development (webpage)

Public Interest Alberta, Alberta Child Care Survey (2019)

Statistics Canada – Canadian Income Survey, 2017 (released Feb 2019)

TD Economics Special Report: Early Childhood Education Has Widespread and Long Lasting Benefits (2012)