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Child care choices: A plan to support our families

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Government of Alberta
Government of Alberta
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Publication Date: 
9 May 2008

Excerpts from press release: New provincial subsidy for school-age children will launch September 1 Calgary... A child care investment plan released by the Alberta government will increase the availability of child care, assist child care operators in their efforts to recruit and retain staff and help low- and middle-income parents, including parents of school-age children, with the cost of child care. With an investment of $242 million over three years, Creating Child Care Choices, will support the creation of 14,000 new child care spaces in a variety of settings, including family day homes, nursery schools, day cares and out-of-school care programs, by 2011. The plan also introduces a new subsidy for low- and middle-income families with children in Grades 1 to 6, effective September 1. In 2008-09, the province has allocated an additional $76 million for the Creating Child Care Choices plan.