Expansion of Child Care for Emergency Support Workers

City of Windsor Children's Services is pleased to announce that the provincially approved Emergency Child Care Plan for Windsor has been expanded to Leamington.

Emergency Child Care has been in operation since April 6, 2020 and provides child care 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. Child care is being provided free of charge to those identified on the Province’s List of Workers Eligible for Emergency Child Care. See Appendix A - List of Eligible Workers.

Applications for Emergency Child Care must be made directly through the City of Windsor, Children's Services Department online or by calling 519-255-5312 to ensure eligibility requirements are met. (Please do not contact the child care centres directly.)

Below is a complete listing of the Licensed Child Care Centres that have been approved as part of the Emergency Child Care Plan for Windsor-Essex County:

  1. The Toy Box Early Childhood Education Centre Inc. - 197 Talbot Street West,  Leamington
  2. Olivia DiMaio Inc. - 430 Advance Boulevard, Lakeshore  
  3. Olivia DiMaio Inc. - 1700 Sprucewood Avenue, LaSalle
  4. The Children’s House Montessori (BrightPath) - 2611 Labelle Street,  Windsor
  5. The School House Academy - 3450 Ypres, Windsor

Below is a list of Licensed Home Child Care Agencies that are currently open and have space available:

  1. Wee Watch - (LaSalle Day Care Services Inc.) 519-776-9797
  2. Great Beginnings - Home Child Care Program 519-984-8928
  3. Windsor East Daycare Services Inc. (Wee Watch) 226-526-4474

Updated information on provincial announcements regarding Emergency Child Care, including a list of locations will continue to be made available at www.citywindsor.ca.

More Info on COVID-19 and the City of Windsor:

  • Visit www.citywindsor.ca/covid-19 for the latest information on adjusted City services, including Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Our community partners at the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit also have an excellent website with information on the latest health advice, community restrictions, guidelines and other information on COVID-19.
  • For general information on municipal services or to request a service, please call 311, download the 311 app or email 311@citywindsor.ca. Open 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.
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