Everyone at their best...from the start recognizes the importance of a child’s first five years, and outlines the steps government and its partners are taking to enhance the quality, accessibility, and affordability of early learning and child care in New Brunswick.
How do you qualify for free or subsidized child care?
New Brunswick’s early learning and child care action plan provides for free and subsidized child care, offering parents the support they need to work, study and thrive.
This will ensure that no family will pay more than 20 per cent of their income for care at a designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centre.
Find out if you qualify by using this calculator.
How did we get here?
A task force was appointed in May, 2015 to help address the challenges parents face when it comes to accessing quality and affordable child care services.
The task force conducted an objective review of the child care sector involving in-depth consultations with parents, educators, and daycare operators, a financial analysis of day care services, a review of New Brunswick’s regulations and research into promising practices in other jurisdictions.
The final report, published in August 2016, made 30 recommendations to enhance the accessibility, affordability and quality of New Brunswick’s early learning and child care offering.