Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec's Daycare System at a Glance

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Quebec's Daycare System at a Glance

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Quebec daycare at a glance

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Quebec's system at a glance:

For more than 20 years, Quebec's subsidized daycare program has been the envy of parents in the rest of the country. The system offers direct subsidies to three types of reduced-fee providers:

- Centre-based non-profit Centres de la petite enfance, commonly known as CPEs. The most popular and hardest to get into.

- Family-based caregivers

- For-profit private daycares that conform to specific conditions outlined by the government and that qualify for the subsidy.

There are also private, for-profit daycare centres that charge full fees. With the provincial and federal tax credits, the amounts paid by parents is reduced so they are fairly competitive with those in the subsidized system. …

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