Frequently Asked Questions

Fees and Funding

There is a registration fee for all of our childcare and preschool programs. All of our programs also accept Childcare Subsidy.  For more information contact the Ministry of Children and Family Development at 4090 8th Avenue. We can provide you with forms to take with you.

Click here for the Fees Schedule (pdf)

The Alberni Valley Childcare Society gratefully acknowledges the Province of British Columbia for financial assistance provided by gaming grants that make a portion of our programs possible.

Lunches and Snacks

Parents are responsible to send a nutritious lunch if their child is attending for a full day or half day over the lunch hour. When your child attends any of our programs, a nutritious morning and afternoon snack is provided by the center.


Transportation may be provided to and from your child’s local school or to and from home by fully qualified drivers in a school bus owned by Alberni Valley Childcare Society.  Priority is given to our families without a vehicle. Family needs are assessed on an individual basis. Please speak with the program manager to discuss your needs.


Payment may be made at any site for your childcare fees. An unofficial receipt is issued at the time of payment and official receipts for income tax purposes are sent out before February 28 of each year.

Payments are due according to our payment policies, on the 1st business day of each month.

Payment Policies PDF