A guide for parents in Canada

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This website provides information for parents in Canada looking for quality child care that’s affordable and meets the needs of their families. 

Find out why it's hard to find good child care, about child care options in each province and territory, general information about child care in Canada, what the best evidence says about quality, and how to improve your chances of accessing high-quality child care.

VIDEO: QUALITY CHILD CARE IN FOCUS

A video with practical information about key elements of quality and glimpses of high-quality child care in practice.

WHO PAYS?

Child care outside Quebec is primarily paid for by parents. Fees, subsidies and eligibilty vary by province and territory.

CHILD CARE IN EACH PROVINCE AND TERRITORY

Your province or territory's regulations, fees and subsidies, search tools and contact points.

DOS AND DON'TS

Act early, become an expert, make visits, and be well prepared. Use the checklist to remember what to look for.

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