Early Learning and Child Care - Quality Improvement Funding Support (QIFS)
The purpose of the Quality Improvement Funding Support program is to make funding support available to approved child day care facilities to increase the availability and quality of child day care services in New Brunswick.
The Quality Improvement Funding Support program makes funding available to increase wages for eligible child day care staff.
The toll-free number is 1-866-727-QIFS (1-866-727-7437).
Any facility that wishes to participate in the 2014-2015 QIFS program year must complete the Application Form.
QIFS will accept new applications into the program on an annual basis only. However, newly approved child day care facilities with infant spaces can apply for QIFS once they receive their Certificate of Approval from the province at any time throughout the year.
Newly approved child day care facilities without infant spaces that open after March 31st, 2014 must wait until March 2015 to apply for QIFS.
Child day care facilities (without infant spaces) must have their Certificate of Approval on or before March 31st, 2014 in order to be eligible to apply for the 2014-2015 program year.
To be eligible, facilities must:
• Have a current Certificate of Approval
• Complete one (1) Application Form for each approved facility before the April 25th deadline
• Have been cooperative and honest when communicating with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development regarding an audit or inquiry.
The Quality Improvement Funding Support program includes an application process and four quarterly reporting periods.
The application form requests information on the profile of each child day care facility in order to distribute the funding support according to a formula that corresponds with the goals of the program. A fully completed form is required in order for an application to be processed.
Funding payments are made prior to hours worked and are distributed monthly.
Please see the QIFS Handbook for complete program standards and guidelines.