Media releases | July 27, 2021

Red Deer daycare operators say a $45 million provincial funding injection to create more child care fee subsidies for families and wage top-ups for early childhood workers is a step in the right direction.

They also hope it’s a move closer towards Alberta joining the national federal child care program.

“It will definitely be helpful,” said Cameron Wiebe, co-owner of two Lotsa’ Tots Child Care centres in the city. He knows many parents will find relief in the province raising the income level for subsidy qualification to $90,000 from a previous $75,000. Read more