Relief Funding | Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta

Relief Funding

On January 26, 2021 child care program operators in licensed daycare, out-of-school care, group family child care, preschool, innovative child care programs, and approved family day homes were emailed a letter from the Children's Services Minister, Rebecca Schulz. In this letter, Ms. Schulz states that licensed/approved programs can expect to receive a one-time $1,500 lump sum payment and $50 per licensed/contracted space beginning on January 28, 2021. These funds can be used for additional COVID-related expenses, to hire additional staff, or for other operational areas of needs. These funds have been repurposed from unspent funds related to the Early Learning and Child Care pilot programs. 

If your centre is not set up to receive direct deposit from the province, or needs to change/update your banking information, please complete an Application for Grant Funding Direct Deposit and submit the form to

Any questions or concerns will need to be directed to the Child Care Claims Unit at or 1-855-638-6121.