November 8, 2022 – Government of PEI: Grants and incentives are rolling out to support Island residents interested in providing licensed child care in their own home.
Licensed family home centres can receive financial support to reduce parent fees, fund wages and professional development opportunities, and purchase materials, equipment, or supplies. Current unlicensed home child care providers can also receive funding to help cover costs associated with seeking licensing from the province.
“We want the best possible outcome for all children in Canada,” Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, said. “As work is being done to expand the number of child care spaces, these grants are key to ensuring that Islanders interested in starting licensed home-based child care can do so successfully, and provide the best possible care.”
“We value the family home centres across the province and the care they provide to our youngest Islanders. Many parents choose family home centres because they like the home environment and smaller number of children,” says Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Natalie Jameson.
“We want to encourage Islanders to consider opening a licensed family home centre. The grants we have in place are there to provide financial assistance to support home centers, and the families they serve.”
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