MORE DAYCARE SUBSIDIES: BC basic daily subsidy to daycare centres regardless of parents’ income

October 2020 – MORE DAYCARE SUBSIDIES: BC basic daily subsidy to daycare centres regardless of parents’ income: Child Care Operating Funding – Base Funding

KF reference copies of webpage retrieved Oct. 6, 2020 (PDF):
group child care rates
family child care rates
in-Home Multi-Age & Multi-Age Child Care Rates

“The factors determining group or family rates funding are the number of children and whether the child care is in a personal residence. Other factors, such as renovating the child care space or adding additional staff, do not affect the rate category.”

Group Child Care Rates

Rates for providers with a Group or Multi-Age Licence for more than eight children, or if the facility is in a location other than the licensee’s personal residence.

Rate category (per enrolment)  4 hours or less  More than 4 hours
Under 36 months (3 years)$6.00$12.00
3 years to Kindergarten$2.74$5.48
Grade 1 to 12 years$1.40$2.80
Preschool$1.37$1.37

Family Child Care

Family Licence for seven or fewer children in the licensee’s personal residence.

Rate category (per enrolment)  4 hours or less  More than 4 hours
Under 36 months (3 years)$1.85$3.70
3 years to Kindergarten$1.41$2.82
Grade 1 to 12 years$0.73$1.46

In-Home Multi-Age & Multi-Age Child Care Rates

Group rates apply if the facility:

  • Has a Group or Multi-Age Child Care Licence for more than eight children, or
  • Is in a location other than a personal residence
Rate category (per enrolment)  4 hours or less  More than 4 hours
Under 36 months (3 years)$6.00$12.00
3 years to Kindergarten$2.74$5.48
Grade 1 to 12 years$1.40$2.80
Preschool$1.37$1.37

The below rates apply if the facility:

  • Has an In-Home Multi-Age or Multi-Age Child Care Licence for eight or fewer children in the licensee’s personal residence. These rates are 20% higher than the Family Child Care rates in recognition of the Early Childhood Educator credential.
Rate category (per enrolment)  4 hours or less  More than 4 hours
Under 36 months (3 years)$2.22$4.44
3 years to Kindergarten$1.69$3.38
Grade 1 to 12 years$0.88$1.75