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April 05, 2022
Lower fees for child care

Lower fees for child care

Ontario and Canada have signed a $13.2 billion agreement that will lower fees for families and deliver an average of $10 a daychildcareby September 2025.

As a first step, all Ontario families with children aged 0-5 in participating licensed child care programs will see a fee reduction of up to 25 per cent, retroactive to April 1, 2022.

Parents can expect a further reduction by the end of December 2022, which will reduce fees by approximately 50 per cent, followed by a reduction in September 2024 and a final decrease in September 2025 to an average of $10-a-daychildcare.

The Ministry of Education will work closely with municipal service managers, licensees, and other sector partners throughout the coming months. A phased approach to implementation will ensure the stability and sustainability of thechildcaresystem while working toward affordability, accessibility, quality, and inclusion. Unlicensed home child care operators interested in becoming licensed to take advantage of reducedchildcarerates can find more information at

Ontario’schildcare fee subsidy program will continue despite the changes, as reduced child care fees are still unaffordable for some families.

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