Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Helps families access financially affordable, quality child care at an approved child day care facility. Although the Day Care Assistance Program is under the responsibility of this Department, the program is being delivered by the Department of Social Development.

Eligibility

There are certain conditions that will be considered when an application is reviewed. If a parent is working, attending school or undergoing medical treatment they may be eligible for funding. The calculation of eligibility is based on the monthly net income of the family. If your annual family income is $55,000 or lower, you may be eligible to receive funding through the Day Care Assistance Program. To find out more, visit your local Social Development office or click on the following link: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/policy_manual/benefits/content/day_care.html

Description

This program is designed to help families access financially affordable, quality child care at an approved child day care facility.

The assistance is paid directly to the child care provider. The parent will be responsible for paying any difference between the actual cost of your child care and the subsidy amount approved. This program is designed to help you with your monthly day care costs and is not intended to cover the total cost.

Parents who do not have access to a licensed day care facility may be eligible for assistance under the Alternative Child Care Program.