Grant Name: Daycare Assistance Program







The Daycare Assistance Program offers financial support to families to help them pay the daycare cost of Early Learning and Childcare Centers for children 0 to 12.

The Daycare Assistance Program is offered by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and is administered by the Department of Social Development.


Parents/guardians could be eligible to the Daycare Assistance Program if:

  • They have a preschool-aged child registered in a licensed Early Learning and Child Care Centre (if the Early Learning and Childcare Centre is designated New Brunswick Early Learning Centre, please see Designated Centre—Parent Subsidy) in Related Links Section; AND/OR
  • They have a school-aged child registered in a licensed Early Learning and Child Care or a designated New Brunswick Early Leaning Centre; AND
  • They are Canadian citizens or permanent residents; AND
  • They are residents of New Brunswick; AND
  • They are working, registered in an education program or training, or have special circumstances; AND
  • Their net annual family income (after deduction) is $55,000 or less.

To obtain an estimate of the subsidy, go to the Daycare Assistance Program Calculator or register to the Early Childhood Services Portal.

To find out more, go to the Social Development Daycare Assistance Programs, or contact your local Social Development office (see Contacts above).

How to Apply?

Please visit website for details

Funding Amount

Based on individual applications

Contact Information

Acadian Peninsula (Region 8) (Regional Sub-Office) 20E St-Pierre Boulevard West, Caraquet
Chaleur (Region 6) (Regional Sub-Office) 275 Main Street, Bathurst
Edmundston (Region 4) (Regional Sub-Office) 121 de l’église Street, Edmundston
Fredericton (Region 3) (Regional Sub-Office) 460 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton
Miramichi (Region 7) (Regional Sub-Office) 360 Pleasant Street, Miramichi
Moncton (Region 1) (Regional Sub-Office) 770 Main Street, Moncton
Restigouche (Region 5) (Regional Sub-Office) 157 Water Street, Campbellton
Saint John (Region 2) (Regional Sub-Office) 1 Agar Place, Saint John

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