A family is financially ineligible when their available income is more than the cost of child care.
In Ontario, the Ministry of Education license Child Care Centres. The standards under the Day Nurseries Act address such things as health, safety and developmental needs, staff/child ratios, physical environment such as outdoor and indoor space, bathrooms etc. It is also important that you visit prospective child care programs; speak with professionals there to ascertain if the program will meet your needs.
Financial eligibility for child care subsidy is based on income only. Assets, debt and living expenses are not considered under the Income Test.
The amount that you pay for child care will be calculated using the information on Line 236 on your most recent Notice of Assessment/Reassessment and the amount of any Universal Child Care Benefit (if applicable). If you have a spouse, the two incomes will be added together for a total family income.
Eligibility is determined using a provincially mandated income test, using your federal income tax assessment. The amount that you pay for child care will be calculated using the information on Line 236 on you most recent Notice of Assessment/Reassessment and the amount of any Universal Child Care benefit (if applicable).
The Kenora District Services Board funds Resource Teachers for all of our licensed child care centres to support the integration of children with special needs into community licensed child care services. These services are available at no additional cost to parents
Resource teachers assist child care agencies in the assessment of children with special needs, prepare individual program plans for each child and provide support to families and caregivers.