Child Care and Early Years

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The City of Windsor is the Consolidated Municipal Service Manager (CMSM) for Children’s Services in Windsor and Essex County. CMSMs are the designated child care and early years service system managers responsible for planning and managing licensed child care services and EarlyON Child and Family Centres in their communities, ensuring an increasingly integrated, high quality child care and early years system that is governed and 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.

Windsor-Essex Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Survey:

We welcome all Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) who live in Windsor-Essex to complete this survey, whether they work in child care and early learning programs or not. Please share!

This survey will help guide community initiatives regarding recruitment and retention of ECEs in order to promote quality child care and early learning programs in Windsor-Essex.

We would like to gather information regarding your work setting, status, wages, experience, and morale as a working ECE, or conversely, why you do not work in the field and how we could bring you into the ECE workforce.

Participate for a chance to win an ECE Resource Gift Pack! Thanks again for participating in this survey; your feedback is very important to us. The survey will close on October 8, 2021.

 Windsor-Essex Early Childhood Educator Survey

Contact Us:

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

Child Care:
Phone: (519) 255-5312

Early Learning Professionals: Visit the website for online professional development opportunities:​​​

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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