Fast Facts on Child Care

Right now in Alberta, child care is hard to access and unaffordable for most. More action is needed to ensure that every family that needs it can access quality care they can afford.

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 below:

Last Updated July 2019


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)