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Local families to benefit from one-time subsidy for licensed child care costs

Posted on Wednesday December 19, 2018

Cobourg, ON – December 19, 2018 – In partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Education, Northumberland County is supporting parents with the high cost of licensed child care by providing a one-time benefit of up to $4000.  

This December, the County will distribute funding from the provincial government to local families; a one-time subsidy for child care fees paid between January 1 and October 31, 2018, for children ages 4 and under (before school eligibility). To be eligible for this subsidy, families must have used licensed centre-based or home-based care in Northumberland County.

“This benefit will support families at a time of increasing financial need,” says Community & Social Services Director Lisa Horne. “Northumberland County continues to examine opportunities to further ensure quality child care and early years programming is accessible to local families.”

Funding will be provided to eligible licensed child care operators in the community, who will distribute the funds to their clients at rates of:

  • $20 per day for full-day infant care ($10 per day for half-day care);
  • $15 per day for full-day toddler care ($7.50 per day for half-day care); and
  • $10 per day for full-day preschool care ($5 per day for half-day care

Families are encouraged to contact their licensed child care provider for more information.

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