Diverse Kindergarten
COMMUNITY-BASED CARE FOR NEWCOMER CHILDREN (CBCNC)

This program helps eligible low-income parents from all Calgary LINC schools to use free childcare in licensed daycare centres or day homes. Children must be 1- 5 years of age. Parents can choose a daycare at a location that is convenient for them. CBCNC can also help them to find a daycare or day home near their homes or schools. Parents can send their children to their chosen daycare or day home for a full day at no cost to the parent.

 

 

What We Offer

  • Serve parents from all Calgary LINC schools

  • Provide licensed daycare centres or day homes near parents’ homes, schools, or anywhere that’s convenient for them

  • Offer full-time daycare to full-time and morning class students

  1.   Flexible daycare/day home dropping off and picking up schedules suit every parent’s class schedule

  2.  Parents can drop off their children as early as 6 am and pick up them as late as 6 pm

  3.  Full-time daycare enables parents to focus on learning English even after class

 

 

Who Can Apply For CBCNC

You can apply for CBCNC if:

  •  You or your spouse have registered for a daytime LINC class with a minimum of 12 hours/week in Calgary

  •  Your family is low-income and eligible for the full Alberta Child Care Subsidy (we will help you to apply)

  • Your child is between 1-5 years of age and not yet in school

  • You or your spouse, or your child are convention refugees, permanent residents, or Canadian citizens

Ukrainian parents can now apply for CBCNC if:

  • You or your spouse have registered for a daytime LINC class with a minimum of 12 hours/week in Calgary

  • Your family is low-income and eligible for the full Alberta Child Care Subsidy (we will help you to apply)

  • Your child is between 1-5 years of age

  • You are a Ukraine National

  • You are a Ukrainian family fleeing Ukraine

  •  You have a specially issued Alberta Health Care Card with an expiry date

 

When You Should Apply for CBCNC

You should apply to CBCNC after you register for a daytime LINC class.

When You Can Start Using CBCNC

 

As soon as you are admitted to LINC classes, we start helping you to find a suitable licensed daycare or day home. We will help you to apply for the Alberta Child Care Subsidy. Your child will attend the selected daycare or day home on 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 study English in LINC. While you use the daycare or day home through CBCNC, the Alberta Child Care Subsidy covers a part of your childcare fee.  The Government of Canada pays for the rest of the childcare fee through CBCNC as long as you study in your LINC class.

For more information about this program, please contact:

 

Mandy Xu

Cell: 403-354-2356    Office: 403-569-3325 ext.279

m.xu@centrefornewcomers.ca

This program receives funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Canada (IRCC)