About the Early Learning and Child Care Program

The Early Learning and Child Care Program oversees licensed early learning and child care in the province. Manitoba is committed to the well-being of children and their families by supporting the provision of quality, licensed, play-based early learning and child care (ELCC) programs for children from 12 weeks to 12 years of age.

What we do

The Early Learning and Child Care Program:

  • licenses and monitors child care centres and family/group child care homes according to The Community Child Care Standards Act and Regulations
  • provides grants and program assistance to eligible licensed early learning and child care facilities
  • works to support children with additional support needs in child care settings through the Inclusion Support Program
  • classifies all child care assistants and early childhood educators who work in licensed child care centres
  • assigns a child care coordinator and subsidy advisor to work with each licensed facility
  • provides child care subsidies to eligible families to help with the cost of care through the Subsidy Program

Using this website

Choose from the top menu to find information for families, for centre and home providers or for students and the workforce. You will also find direct links to helpful resources, news and the Online Child Care Registry in the menu above.

As well, you will be able to use the left menu on other pages to help find the information you are looking for.

For more information contact:

Early Learning and Child Care Program
210 -114 Garry Street
Winnipeg MB R3C 4V4

Child Care Information Services
Email: cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-945-0776
Fax: 204-948-2625
Toll free: 1-888-213-4754