Child Care and Early Years
Emergency Child Care for School-Aged Children
The Province of Ontario has announced the provision and funding of Emergency Child Care for School-Aged Children, effective April 19, 2021 while schools remain closed for in-person learning. The City of Windsor, Children's Services Department's plan for Emergency Child Care has been approved by the Ministry.
Emergency Child Care is being provided to support health care, and other frontline worker’s school-aged children while schools are closed for in-person learning. Child Care will be free to those identified on the Province’s List of Eligible Individuals for their school-aged children only. List of Eligible Workers - Emergency Child Care - April 2021
The full list of Approved Licensed Child Care Centres and Licensed Home Child Care Programs throughout Windsor-Essex County: Approved Child Care Locations Windsor-Essex April 2021
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 via email: email@example.com to ensure eligibility requirements are met or call our intake line at 519-255-5312. (Please do not contact the Child Care Centres directly.)
• Emergency Child Care Application and Consent Form (April 2021)
• Child care will remain open for the duration of these time-limited public health actions. This includes child care offered in licensed child care centres, in home-based settings.
During this period when elementary schools are operating virtually, licensed child care centres will be prohibited from serving school-aged children. This means that all before- and after-school programs must remain closed where in-person instruction is not permitted in elementary schools. These programs may resume operation when elementary schools return to in-person learning.
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.
Should you require child care, please contact a child care centre and secure your space. If you need child care subsidy, please apply for subsidy online or call 519-255-5312.
To learn more about the City of Windsor’s Children's Services department, please contact:
Phone: (519) 255-5312
Early Learning Professionals: Visit the website for online professional development opportunities:
Phone: (519) 255-5200 ext. 5377
EarlyON Child and Family Centres: EarlyON Child and Family Centres (CFC) are all closed until further notice. While we work to reopen, pre-registration will be required to attend.
Phone: (519) 255-5344
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