Special Needs Grant for Licensed Early Learning and Child Care Centres

By mmuise

The Special Needs Grant supports the inclusion of children with special needs in a licensed early learning and child care setting by providing funding for additional staff.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a maximum of $14.75 per hour (April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023) plus 12.59% MERCS for each Special Needs Assistant (SNA) employed by the centre and will cover a maximum of 8 hours per day to a maximum of 40 hours per week.
Higher salaries would be the responsibility of the centre.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must:

  • be Prince Edward Island licensed child care centres,
  • have children with special needs in their care.
Application Steps:

Application is to be made:

1. by the Supervisor/Operator of the licensed child care centre where the child is registered.

2. to the Manager of Early Learning and Child Care.

Documentation Needed:

Applications includes the submission of:
1. the Agreement Form,
2. Application Outline (items 1 - 4),
3. Table 1 and Table 2,
4. Funding Proposal Form,
5. Centre's personnel policies.

Other Things to Note:

Published date: August 25, 2022.

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