The first step in becoming a licensed family child care provider (FCCP) is to contact the Early Learning and Child Care Program, Government of Manitoba for information on the licensing process. Call 204-945-0776 or toll free 1-888-213-4754. To learn more, click here: Government of Manitoba information on licensed home based child care
After licensing is almost complete, most family child care providers become MCCA members to access a range of benefits and services. Most popular are the group rates for liability insurance that is required for all licensed family child care homes and a group benefits plan that offers long term disability and health coverage for the individual or family. An MCCA membership also includes a Child Care Activity and Record Keeping Calendar (while quantities last), designed to help providers with program ideas and manage the business requirements of a self employed person. All providers receive 4 issues annually of our publication, Child Care Bridges, as well as a joint membership with the Canadian Child Care Federation. Providers can register for MCCA events such as workshops and conferences at reduced rates.
A family child care membership costs $12.50 per month paid by electronic funds transfer from your bank account, or $150.00 for our full membership year January – December. (rates can be pro-rated if you join part way through the year)
Attach a cheque for payment in full: $12.50 per month x the number of full months remaining January-December . You will be invoiced annually to renew your membership.
Forms can be mailed to MCCA, 2nd Floor, Royal Bank Building, 2350 McPhillips St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 4J6 or fax to 204-589-5613 or email to email@example.com
MCCA provides a liability insurance program for licensed family child care providers in Manitoba that are MCCA members. The coverage meets provincial licensing requirements and includes additional coverage important for those providing home child care. For information on the liability insurance program for licensed family child care providers, click here:
To apply for liability insurance, complete the Liability Insurance Enrollment Form and return it to MCCA with payment.
The Liability Insurance Enrollment Form and payment can be mailed with your MCCA membership application and membership payment to MCCA, 2nd Floor, Royal Bank Building, 2350 McPhillips St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 4J6 or fax to 204-589-5613 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Benefits Plan
An optional group benefits plan is available for licensed family child care providers in Manitoba. Providers that choose to participate must enroll within six months of becoming licensed and joining MCCA. Providers that apply after the six month waiting period will be considered a late applicant and will have to provide evidence of medical insurability.
To enroll in the group benefits plan, complete and return these forms:
Forms can be mailed to MCCA, 2nd Floor, Royal Bank Building, 2350 McPhillips St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 4J6 or fax to 204-586-8587 or email to email@example.com
To help you with your home based business, here is Government of Canada information for those providing child care in their home.
Government of Canada: Day Care in Your Home
Government of Canada Booklet P134 Using Your Home for Daycare