Great news for families whose children are in the High River Day Dreams and Sunbeams Early Childhood Learning Centre.

The centre is one of the test sites for the $25/day daycare program through the provincial government.

Owner Julia Gwyn-Morris says this will help her families a lot.

"If they are a subsidy family who qualify for subsidy that have government pay $546 on their behalf, typically they pay a parent portion at this time their fees will be zero."

For families that don't qualify for a subsidy they will pay a maximum of $25 a day which works out for a full-time family to $546 a month.

"For families who have been struggling, there are lots of them, we see it every day. Who are making choices about if they put good food on the table, or do I pay my electrical bill, do I put gas money in the car, there is a ripple down effect when you have afforadble childcare and quality childcare."

For middle income earners this will cut their fees in half.

The program covers children from zero to six, but doesn't include school aged children.

 

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