Funding Grants to Service Providers

Wage Enhancement Grant

Wage Enhancement Grant /Home Child Care Enhancement Grant details

The Government of Ontario is providing a wage enhancement for eligible child care workers and enhancement grants for home child care providers. 

The 2020 enhancement grant initiative will support the increase of up to $2 per hour (and 17.5% benefits) for individuals who work in licensed child care centres. The home child care enhancement grant will support a grant of up to $20 per day for home child care providers who are contracted to work with a licensed agency.

All eligible workers in licensed child care are entitled to this funding. Child care operators must complete an application each year so that their early childhood education staff will receive the funding they are entitled to.

 2020 Wage Enhancement Grant

 2020 Wage Enhancement Grant Timelines:

  • Applications Due: January 17, 2020
  • Reconciliation reports and return of surplus funds due: January 31, 2021 

Wage Enhanecment Grant Application, 2020

Home Child Care Grant Application, 2020

Wage Enhancement Grant Guidelines and Procedures

2020 Wage Enhancement Grant Guidelines and Procedures

 2019 Wage Enhancement Grant

2019 Wage Enhancement Grant Timelines:

  • Applications Due: August 19, 2019
  • Reconciliation reports and return of surplus funds are due: January 31, 2020

2019 Wage Enhancement Grant Guidelines and Procedures

2019 Wage Enhancement Grant Guidelines and Procedures

2019 Wage Enhancement Grant reconciliation documents

For 2019 reconciliation documents please contact us.

 One-time Funding Grants

When there are available funds, grant applications for one-time operational and capital costs are offered to licensed child care operators. The two types of one-time funding grants are: Repairs and Maintence Expense Funding and Play-Based Materials and Equipment Expense Funding. Contact the Children's Early Years Division for more information.

Repairs and Maintenance Expense Funding details

These funds are to help pay for repairs or purchases for the programme to meet legislated requirements. Funding can be used for health and safety practices, the upkeep of equipment, property repairs and maintenance.

Who can apply?

Non-Profit and For-Profit licensed child care operators can apply for Repairs and Maintenance Expense funds.

Application:

Repairs and Maintenance Expense Funding Application

Timelines:

Applications are due by August 23, 2019 for initial consideration.

Applications submitted beyond this date will be considered at year-end. 

Financial report:

2019 Repairs and Maintenance Expense Funding Financial report.

 

Play-Based Materials and Equipment Expense Funding details

These funds are to help child care operators to create enriching environments that promote children's exploration and learning through play, consistent with the principles of Ontario's Pedagogy for the Early Years, How Does Learning Happen? Funding can be used for Play-Based Materials and Equipment that are consistent with the principles of How Does Learning Happen? as well as for non-consumable supplies/equipment that support the regular operation of the child care programme (e.g., kitchen supplies; IT; etc.). 

Who can apply?

Non-Profit and For-Profit licensed child care operators can apply for Play-Based Materials and Equipment Expense funds

Application:

Play-Based Materials and Equipment Expense Funding Application

Timelines:

Applications are due by August 23, 2019 for initial consideration.

Applications submitted beyond this date will be considered at year-end. 

Financial report:

2019 Play-Based Materials and Equipment Expense Funding Financial report.

 

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