Education and Early Childhood Development

Operating Grant Program

The Operating Grant Program (OGP) is a key component of the Provincial Government's 10-year child care strategy, Caring For Our Future. The implementation of this program will help improve the affordability of child care services for families with young children throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The OGP will require participating centres to lower their rates to current subsidy rates. The Provincial Government will, in turn, provide an operating grant to centres to compensate for lost revenue, based on average market rates for parent fees. Parents of children at participating licensed child care centres will see their fees reduced to current daily subsidy rates of $44/day for infants (birth to under 24 months), $33/day for toddlers (24 to under 36 months), $30/day for 3 to 12 years in full day care, and $14/day for afterschool programs (up to 12 years of age).

All inquiries may be directed to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development via email at or via telephone at 709-729-5554.


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