This allowance is offered to subsidized childcare providers that wish to provide their services to a child aged 60 months or older with a disability and is intended to reimburse expenses associated with the child’s integration into a group.
Presentation and purpose
The main purpose of this allowance is foster the integration of children with disabilities into a childcare centre in order to help them gradually adapt to group life.
The allowance is intended for children who attend school, but who are unable to attend a school daycare centre because this service is unavailable or has reached capacity. It is also intended for children whose start to preschool was delayed based on the recommendation of a professional recognized by the Québec government.
For the purposes of the allowance, a child with a disability is defined as a child with a deficiency causing a significant and persistent disability, who is likely to face obstacles in their integration into a childcare centre.
The funds granted under this allocation are divided into two parts:
- The purchase or adaptation of materials or the physical layout of premises
- The expenses associated with the remuneration, hiring or training of staff
The funds granted must not be used to pay for regular and ongoing adaptation and rehabilitation services, such as weekly follow-ups with a physiotherapist throughout the year. They may, however, be used to pay for ad hoc professional interventions with the child if these services facilitate the child’s integration into the childcare centre.
In order to receive this allowance, a childcare provider must submit the following documents:
- A certificate attesting the child’s disability issued by Retraite Québec or by a professional recognized by the Québec government, with signed recommendations as to the child’s integration needs (Sections D and E of the government’s Professional’s Report (PDF 189 Kb) form may be used for this purpose)
- An integration plan (PDF 749 Kb) developed by the childcare provider in collaboration with the parents or guardian as well as with other stakeholders, if necessary
- Brochure that explains the allowance (PDF 1.68 Mb)
- Directive concerning the Allowance for Integration of a Disabled Child (PDF 158 Kb) (available in French only)
- Integrating a disabled child into a childcare facility - Framework and Procedure (PDF 513 Kb)
- Budget and occupancy rules (available in French only)
- FAQ (PDF 43 Kb)
Last update: February 23, 2023