Hucklebug Child Care Centre
The Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care System (CWELCC) will provide funding to participating licensed child care programs to help reduce fees for parents of children under the age of six, support inclusive child care and give families access to more affordable and high-quality child care options.
Hucklebug’s Board of Directors made the decision to opt into the CWELCC system. The application process occurred in August 2022 to verify we were eligible. Hucklebug was notified of their approval status after the application process was complete and we entered into a CWELCC system service agreement with our service system manager. This agreement outlines the amount of funding the program will receive and the guidelines that must be followed. Parents/guardians and staff were notified of this decision and the outcome through email September 2022.
As a parent or guardian of a child under the age of six, you do not need to apply to get a fee reduction. A second fee reduction took place January 1, 2023 to reduce fees further by approximately 37%. Retroactive payments/credits were issued to eligible families/children that attended the agency. The goal is to lower licensed child care fees to an average of $10 per day by September 2025.