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Child Care Services During COVID-19

All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child care system to find a location that meets their needs.  Families can use the online tool at eswchildcare.ca  to view available spaces and then contact centres directly to finalize arrangements.

Please note: Temporary licensed child care remains in effect to support the COVID-19 pandemic response. If your previous child care space is not currently available, the online tool offers information about other spaces that you may be able to access. If you are planning for regular permanent child care, please continue to use the Online Child Care Registry.


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Child Care Providers

Manitoba child care providers continue to deliver important services to help meet the needs of children and families during COVID-19. We need more heroes to help our heroes.

All Manitobans returning to work are now eligible to access the temporary child care system to find a location that meets their needs. Please review the information sent to your facility on how to update the number of spaces you have available and other important information.

As of June 1, 2020, licensed child care centres, including facilities in schools, can continue to provide care for up to 24 children. Larger centres with separate rooms and external entrances can accommodate up to 24 children per room.  Home-based child care providers can also continue to operate with the number of children for which they are licensed.

Please note: Temporary licensed child care remains in effect to support the COVID-19 pandemic response. If your previous child care space is not currently available, the online tool offers information about other spaces that you may be able to access. If you are planning for regular permanent child care, please continue to use the Online Child Care Registry.




Programs and Support

Full operating grants continue to be provided to all licensed child care facilities. Home-based child care providers are allowed to continue to operate.

A new $3,000 Temporary Child Care Services Grant can help early childhood educators begin independently offering child care services at their homes or in the community.  The grant can also be accessed by early childhood educators able to temporarily expand to full day child care services in nursery and before, noon and after school programs or to create temporary satellite sites for a centre.




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