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For additional information about Brighter Beginnings Programs and registration call 780-853-6633 or email; brighter@silvercrest.ca 

Fee's, Payments, Subsidy & Affordability Grant Information 

Fee's

Please refer to the fee's button for the break down for each Brighter Beginnings programs. 

Payments

Payment can be made at the first of the month by: Cheques can be made payable to Brighter Beginnings or e-transfer to: brighter@silvercrest.ca  

Subsidy

Subsidy rates vary based on the child’s age, family income, the child care program and the number of hours a child attends each month. Types of subsidy include:

  • subsidy for children 0 to kindergarten-age (in kindergarten and also attending child care during regular school hours)

  • subsidy for children in kindergarten to grade 6 enrolled in a licensed program outside of regular school hours

  • preschool subsidy for children enrolled in a licensed preschool program

  • extended hours subsidy for children who require care outside regular hours

To apply for subsidy: https://www.alberta.ca/child-care-subsidy.aspx

Affordability Grant 

Effective January 2022, child care in Alberta will be more affordable under the new federal-provincial child care agreement. Fees will be lowered in 2 ways – expanded subsidy and affordability grants.

Subsidy for children from 0 to kindergarten-age (in kindergarten and also attending child care during regular school hours) has been expanded to include families with a gross household income of up to $180,000.

Affordability grants will also be provided directly to child care operators so they can further lower fees for all families. Parents do not need to apply to benefit from the grant fee reduction.

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