Amendments have made to the Child Care Regulation under The Community Child Care Standards Act that support an increase to operating grant funding and the implementation of the 2023-2024 Early Learning and Child Care Wage Grid, effective July 1, 2023.

For more information, see section notices, circulars and webinars.

Home-Based Child Care

Licensed child care can be offered in a variety of settings, including in homes. Licensed home-based child care is an important component of Manitoba’s early learning and child care system.

Home-based child care providers are licensed across the province under an act called The Community Child Care Standards Act and its regulations. These requirements are in place to support the health, safety and well-being of children. Programs provided should facilitate play-based learning that nurtures children and helps to support their growth and development.

The Early Learning and Child Care Program supports licensed home-based family and group child care to meet the legislated requirements and to provide quality programs for Manitoba children and their families.

Becoming a Licensed Home-Based Child Care Provider

This section will provide you with information about becoming a licensed home-based child care provider and starting a career in the early learning and child care field.

Please watch this short video, Home is where a career in Licensed Child Care can begin.


Choose from the options on the left menu to find out more about becoming a licensed, home-based child care provider.