Child Care and Early Years
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Child Care and Early Years

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The City of Windsor, as the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager, is responsible for planning and managing the delivery of community-based early years programs and services for children from prenatal to 12 years of age within Windsor-Essex funded by the Ministry of Education.

Emergency Child Care

The Province of Ontario has approved and is funding the City of Windsor, Children's Services Department’s Emergency Child Care Plan.

Emergency Child Care is being provided to support Emergency Support Workers that may work in the healthcare sector and other frontline workers, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, police and correctional officers. Licensed Child Care has been approved at a limited number of locations throughout Windsor-Essex County. Child Care is being provided free of charge to those identified on the Province’s List of Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care.

Please use the application and consent for Emergency Child Care below. Application must be made directly to the City of Windsor, Children's Services Department to ensure eligibility requirements are met. Completed applications can be emailed to, or call (519) 255-5312 for assistance. (When applying, please do not contact the Child Care Centres directly.)


Contact Us:

To learn more about the City of Windsor’s Children's Services department, please contact:

Child Care:
Phone: (519) 255-5312

EarlyON Child and Family Centres: EarlyON Child and Family Centres (CFC) are all closed until further notice.
Phone:  (519) 255-5344

Early Learning Professionals: Please note, in-person professional development has been cancelled at this time. Visit the website for online professional development opportunities:​​​