CFN Daycare (Opening Soon!)
A new licensed non-profit community daycare will care for children from 12 months to 5 years old. A dedicated and professional Early Childhood Educators staff team create fun and age-appropriate learning activities for your child. Celebrating and respecting diversity is an important focus of the daycare, including learning about local Indigenous cultures
Your child’s day will be filled with structured learning through play times as well as free time to explore arts, science, literacy, and music centres. Your child will also spend time outside each day. Older children (ages 3 plus) will have community walks and field trip opportunities.Delicious snacks and meals are provided by Ethnicity Catering and are included in your monthly fee. We will assist you if needed to apply for any childcare subsidies you might be eligible for.
If you are studying in CFN’s LINC English program, you can register your child in the daycare. There is no cost for your child to be in the daycare while you are on-site, in your English class. This part of the daycare is funded by IRCC. Limited seats are available
Community Based Care for Newcomer Children (CBCNC)
Community-Based Care for Newcomer Children Program (CBCNC) helps qualified low-income students in any LINC school in Calgary to use free childcare in a licensed daycare centre or day home if their child is between 1- 5 years of age. Parents can select a daycare provider at a location that is convenient for them, or the CBCNC program will help them to find a childcare provider near their homes or schools. Parents can send their children to their selected daycare centre or day home for a full day without any cost.
Who Can Apply For CBCNC
You can apply for CBCNC if you meet the following conditions:
• If you or your spouse have registered for a morning or full-time LINC class in Calgary
• If you are working, attending a school, looking for work, or have special needs
• If your family is low-income and eligible for the full Alberta Child Care Subsidy (we will help you to apply)
• If your child is between 1-5 years of age and not yet in school
When You Should Apply for CBCNC
You should apply to CBCNC program after registering for a morning or full-time LINC class.
As soon as you are admitted to your LINC class, we help you to find a suitable licensed daycare or day home and apply for the Alberta Child Care Subsidy. Your child will attend the selected daycare or day home based on either the first day of your LINC class or after the first day of your class if you’ve started the class before getting CBCNC service. Your child can remain in the daycare or day home for as long as you remain in LINC. While you use the daycare or day home through CBCNC program, the Alberta Child Care Subsidy covers part of your childcare fee; IRCC pays for the parent part of the daycare fee.
This program receives funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)