Government Grants and Programs
The provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador provides financial incentives to Family Child Care Providers who wish to become regulated and approved. Policies are available on the government’s website.
Early Learning and Child Care Supplement
Family Child Care Providers under a regulated system are able to access an Education Supplement with specific qualifications.
Family Home child Care Operating Grant Program (OGP)
The Operating Grant Program (OGP) is available to regulated family child care providers. This program offers parents more affordable child care while subsidizing rates through the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Parents pay a set fee per day; child care provider fees are then topped up according to a set rate.
Child Care Capacity Initiative FUNDING
Child Care Capacity Initiative funding is available to eligible not-for-profit community based organizations, municipalities, cooperatives, employer sponsored non-profit groups, and family home child care providers proposing to develop regulated child care services throughout the province where the need child care has been identified.
Other Grants and Programs
Regulated family child care providers may also avail of other government grants and programs such as the Early Learning and Child Care Quality Enhancement Program and the Capacity Initiative which offers start up funding for new applicants.