Home-Based Child Care Licensing Process Flow Chart

 

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STAGE 1: Starting the Licensing Process

 

After reading about the process for becoming a licensed home-based child care provider, I am now ready to apply. If I still want more information or to sign up for an information session in Winnipeg, I can call Child Care Information Services at 204-945-0776 or toll free at 1-888-213-4754 or email cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca. If I live outside of Winnipeg, I can contact my Child Care Coordinator, who will provide me with more information, in lieu of attending the information session.

 

Here is a checklist that I can use to organize and keep track of the documents required for my licensing application package:

 
 
 

I need to submit the documents above to:

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

As part of the background checks listed above, all applicable residents in my home must also complete the:

 
  • Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check
 

I can obtain the Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check forms from the Early Learning and Child Care Program by requesting them to be sent to me via mail. Call Child Care Information Services at 204-945-0776 or 1-888-213-4754 toll-free or e-mail cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca   

 

Do not submit the Child Abuse Registry Check and the Prior Contact Check forms to the Early Learning and Child Care Program with the rest of the licensing application package. You must submit these forms by mail or in person to:

 
Child Abuse Registry Unit
 
1st Floor-777 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0N3

Office hours: 8:30 to 4:30 am, Monday to Friday

 

If I am submitting these forms in person, I must present two pieces of valid, government-issued identification.

 

If I am submitting these forms by mail, I must send two photocopied pieces of valid, government-issued identification that are signed and dated by a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public, or a professional  who witnessed my signature and saw the original identification. My witness must also provide contact information, including their occupation or designation, place of employment, address and a daytime telephone number where they can be reached.

 

There is a fee to process the Child Abuse Registry Check for the applicant(s)/licensee(s). Other unpaid residents in the home will have the fee waived. There is no fee for the Prior Contact Check.

 
Note: The results from the Child Abuse Registry Check and the Prior Contact Check will be sent directly to the Early Learning and Child Care Program from the Child Abuse Registry.
 
 
 
I understand that the early learning and child care program can only proceed with processing my licensing application package once all of these documents are received 
 

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STAGE 2: Getting Assessed

 

After I have submitted my licensing application package, which includes the completed licence application, record of child care residents/staff for licensed family/group child care homes and the background check original results, the Early Learning and Child Care Program will assess my licensing application package.

 

The Early Learning and Child Care Program will inform you when you have reached this stage of the licensing process and may proceed to the next step.

 

Here is a checklist of the documents required for the next step of the process. You will be asked to:

 
 
  • The two references must be individuals who have observed you caring for children and they must be provided by someone other than relatives. Once completed, please send your two personal references to:

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

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STAGE 3: Getting Licensed

 

Once my two reference checks have been approved by the Early Learning and Child Care Program, I will receive notice of the first licensing visit by Early Learning and Child Care Program staff to my home.

 

At this visit, I can expect:

 
 

Throughout the licensing process, I will receive ongoing support from a child care coordinator.  

 
 

The licensing process can take a number of months to complete: What can I work on during the process?

 
 

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After I am licensed

 

Ongoing supports will be provided to me in my career as a licensed home-based child care provider, including:

 
  • regular monitoring visits and contact with a child care coordinator from the Early Learning and Child Care Program staff
  • workshops
  • mentorship
  • resources
  • networking
  • Child Care Online
 

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

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

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m