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Start a Regulated Child Care Centre

On November 19, 2021, the Government of Saskatchewan announced funding will be provided to licensed facilities to reduce parents’ out-of-pocket child care fees. Facilities will be responsible for reimbursing parents. The funding will only be provided to child care facilities that are licensed with the Ministry of Education.

We accept proposals for the development of new licensed child care centre spaces from parent groups, non-profit corporations, co-operatives, municipalities and other interested organizations.

A centre may provide services to:

  • Children ranging in age from six weeks up to and including 12 years of age.
  • A maximum of 90 children.

How to Get Started

  1. Determine the child care need in your community and know what other learning and care services already exist.
  2. Ensure you're incorporated. Child care centre operators must be incorporated. Agencies incorporated as non-profit corporations, co-operators or municipalities are eligible to receive funding. Find out how to become incorporated by visiting:
  3. Complete and submit your Community Needs Assessment form to the Program Manager for your region. This form identifies the child care needs of your community.

What Happens Once You Have Applied

Proposals are placed on a space development request list with other agency applicants. When funding for new child care spaces becomes available, this list serves as the starting place for approving funding for new developments.

Not all proposals can be approved when funding for spaces becomes available. Requests with the potential to provide quality service and become operational within a reasonable time frame may be considered for approval. Others will remain on the space development request list for future consideration.

For more information, please contact the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Service Delivery office nearest you:

Regina: 306-787-4980

Saskatoon: 306-933-6071

La Ronge: 1-800-667-4380

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