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Early Learning and Child Care Program

Licensed child care for children 12 weeks to 12 years old. Learn more.


NEW If you are an essential/critical care worker who does not yet have child care during this COVID-19 crisis, AND you have not contacted our office by phone or email, please complete the Essential Services Worker Online Request Form. Once complete, we will attempt to match your needs with an available child care provider. These child care arrangements are temporary.

NEW If you are an existing early child educator (ECEII or ECEIII) affected by closures or in reduction of services, complete and submit the Temporary Child Care Services Grant Online Application Form in order to apply to receive funds to begin independently offering child care services to essential/critical care workers. See Program Description and Criteria (pdf) and Question and Answers (pdf).

NEW If you are a centre or facility who may or may not wish to provide services during COVID-19, complete and submit the Manitoba Child Care Facility Status Online Form to help match a worker with child care to meet their care needs.

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

Email: Phone: 204-945-0776 Toll-free: 1-888-213-4754 Fax: 204-948-2625 TTY: 204-945-3724

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