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If you don't know much about how childcare works in Manitoba, you're not alone -- most Manitobans don't! This is good news for governments that want to make cuts to and privatize childcare without anyone noticing. It's bad news for Manitoban kids, families, and society as a whole.

The Childcare Is Essential organizing team includes some serious experts -- Early Childhood Educators who have been in the field for up to 40 years. Here are some resources you can use to learn the ins-and-outs of how childcare is funded and administrated in our province.

We will keep adding to this page as we develop more resources!


Manitoba Childcare 101

This is an excellent overview of the system, its chronic underfunding, and the unique crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Childcare Is Essential Town Hall

This is a recording of an hour long event we held online on June 25, 2020. Four experts spoke on the conditions and challenges childcare centres and Manitoba families are facing. The video is captioned, and Iif you want to read a transcript, you can do so here.