The Regional Municipality Of York


Need Help Paying for Child Care?

Kids need to be cared for while parents go to school or work.

York Region helps eligible families pay for licensed child care and arranges payment directly with the child care provider.

Applying is simple, quick and easy and is based on whether the parent(s) is:

  • Employed
  • Enrolled in an educational or training program
  • In a situation where there is a major risk to the health, safety or well-being of a family member

What you can expect to pay

The daily child care cost for a family receiving fee assistance is based on net income, the age of the child(ren), and the number of days of care. The Ministry of Children and Youth Services has created the following chart that shows what a family receiving the child care subsidy could pay for licensed child care under the income test.

Net Family Income


New Daily Child Care Fee


Selecting quality child care

York Region also provides information and resources to support families with selecting quality licensed child care. Use the child care map to find child care options in your area. View the selecting quality child care guide to determine which program might be right for you and your child.

Finding quality child care takes time, patience and planning. Give yourself plenty of time to visit several programs so you can make an informed decision.

More Information

For more information about selecting licensed child care and applying for the child care subsidy, visit or call Access York at 1-877-464-9675.

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