FAQ for Families
We are seeking information solely for purposes of contingency planning: nothing has changed with respect to childcare in Manitoba at this time.
Why are you surveying me about my child-care needs?
We are surveying families as part of our pandemic preparedness and because it was recommended by Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care (Province of Manitoba). The survey asks essential care workers to self-disclose, and it asks who would voluntarily suspend their child-care registration, should childcare be impacted by a government-mandated change.
What does voluntary suspension of care mean?
This means that families could offer to temporarily give up their child-care space for a period of time. As such families would not be charged child-care fees and their child-care registration would remain secure.
Is my child-care space secure?
Yes, at this time your child-care space is secure.
Where can I access the survey?
Access the survey by clicking here. Please respond by end of day Friday, November 13.
I didn’t receive an email about this.
We sent the survey to all child-care families with a valid email address on file. If you have not provided us with an email address, or your email address has changed, please complete this form. Email is our primary form of communication with families, so we highly encourage you to provide this information so you can stay up-to-date.
Can I complete this another way?
We would prefer that families use the online survey as much as possible. However, you may complete the survey over the phone with one of our child-care registrars as well. Please call 204-831-2068 and one of our team members will assist you.
Why are you doing this survey now?
We are doing so at the recommendation of Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care (Province of Manitoba). Additionally, we would like to be as prepared as possible, should there be a change to childcare in Manitoba. This is simply for planning purposes and we have no indication that anything is changing.
How will the Y communicate with families regarding any applicable changes to child-care operations?
We will communicate with families via email and on this website