What does the Early Childhood Care Benefit (YCDB) include?
Verified 13 January 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
The Early Childhood Care Benefit (ECHP) includes several supports for parents.
They may be paid on the occasion of the birth (or adoption) of the child and until the child reaches the age of 6 years.
They help to meet expenses or compensate for a loss of professional income:
- The birth premium or on adoption allows you to cover the first expenses related to the birth or adoption of a child and its maintenance.
- The basic allowance in the case of birth or of adoption is intended to cover expenses related to the birth or adoption of a child, its maintenance and upbringing.
- The Shared Child Education Benefit (PreParE) allows one or two parents to reduce or cease their professional activity in order to care for their child.
- The additional freedom of choice of childcare allows parents who continue to work to offset the cost of childcare in the event of employment of a childminder, a home care or micro-nursery.