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$10-a-day Child Care
Families across Nunavut with children 6 years and under can access child care at an affordable rate of $10-a-day, where licensed child care is available. As part of the federally funded Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care system, this program started December 1, 2022, allowing Nunavummiut to save up to $55 per day for each child in care. This provides tangible benefits to families in the territory experiencing a rise in the cost of living.
How to access $10-a-day child care
To access $10-a-day child care in Nunavut, parents need to enroll their preschool-aged children in a licensed child care centre or a licensed home daycare.
How do I access $10-a-day child care?
Licensed child care centres will apply to become $10-a-day providers. Parents access the program by enrolling their preschool-aged children at a participating centre. If parents want to register their child in a $10-a-day centre, they should reach out to their local licensed child care provider(s) to find out about availability, waitlists, and enrollment procedures.
What age is covered?
Pre-school aged children in Nunavut refers to children up to six years of age until they attend full-time school, which is usually the start of grade one.
Is it $10-a-day for all my children?
No, the program provides child care at the rate of $10-a-day per child.
Can this be combined with other parental fee subsidies?
Yes, some parents may be eligible for additional parental fee subsidies:
- Parents under the age of 18 attending school - Young Parents Stay Learning | Government of Nunavut
- Parents aged 18 and older pursuing education or training – Child care Subsidy (DS) | Government of Nunavut
Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries
- Qikiqtani Inuit Association (qia.ca)
- Kivalliq Inuit Association (kivalliqinuit.ca)
- Kitikmeot Inuit Association (kitia.ca)
For more information on this initiative and the specific agreements, visit the following link:
Funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada ‒ Nunavut Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.