Developmental milestones: Child care fees in Canada's big cities 2018

Executive Summary
It has been five years now since the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives began gathering information on child care fees across Canada. Over four months each year, we conduct approximately 10,000 phone calls with child care centres, regulated family child care homes and child care agencies in 28 big cities to find out how much it costs parents to enrol their infant, toddler or preschooler in full-time, full-day child care.1 This information allows us to determine a median child care fee in each category for each of the 28 cities surveyed.