Opt In, Opt Out

Opt-In, Opt-Out Participate in Canada-Wide Early Learning & Child Care System (CWELCC)

Opt-In to Participate in CWELCC

All licensed child care agencies are required to submit an Opt-in (CWELCC Application, Revised August 2022) or Opt-out form. The deadline is November 1, 2022. (The form will no longer be available after November 1, 2022.) Any additional information required by the City is also due no later than November 1, 2022.

The Opt-in (CWELCC Application, Revised August 2022) / Opt-out form are only available to licensed Child Care agencies in Windsor-Essex.

If the opt-in to the CWELCC System is selected and your application is received, you will be sent a link to provide further verification prior to a decision of eligibility being finalized. Should your application meet the eligibility criteria and be approved, a new CWELCC funding agreement will be created between your agency and The Corporation of the City of Windsor. (This agreement is in addition to your existing purchase of service agreement.)

Note: Child care programs enrolled post-December 31, 2022, are not eligible for retroactive fee reduction.

Opt-Out Form (from participating in CWELCC)

If your agency chooses to opt out of the CWELCC System, indicate this choice by submitting an Opt-out form by November 1, 2022. After you have submitted this form, you will also be required to:

  • Email the completed opt-out form to CWELCC@citywindsor.ca with the subject line “Opt-out CWELCC 2022” no later than November 1, 2022
  • You must update your Parent Handbook to reflect you are not enrolled in the CWELCC System
  • Families will have 30 days to provide 30 days notice of withdrawal (with no penalty)

Note: Licensees that indicate they are not participating in the CWELCC System will not be permitted to change that decision and apply to participate for the remainder of 2022.


CWELCC Application Submission and Inquiries: