As a parent/guardian, you play the most important role in your child’s life. You are encouraged to become involved in your child’s daily activities in some way. We welcome you to donate your time, skills, suggestions and ideas.
Our programs are staffed with Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) with College or University certificates, as well as Child Care Assistants (CCAs) and inclusion support staff. All staff are trained in First Aid and CPR and have been screened by the Winnipeg Police Department and Child Abuse Registry before employment.
It is mandatory for all families to become part of our Automatic Fee Withdrawal Program. Invoices are issued 5 working days before the beginning of the four-week billing period and are due on the Friday before the billing period commences.
*The fee for school aged children is $20.80 for all in-service days and during school breaks.
Prior to enrollment at PCC, a personal interview with the director or site supervisor must occur to exchange information and to arrange visits prior to your child’s first day.
A $50 refundable deposit fee will be charged by PCC.
Families who are unable to meet the full cost of care may apply for financial assistance through the ELCC. Applications are available at each site and may also be accessed online at: www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childcare
>> Link to our Waitlist
Waiting lists are kept in order of application with priority being given to the following:
Child care spaces are not guaranteed as your child graduates from infant to preschool to school age. Priority will be followed as outlined however we may offer you a child care space at one of our alternate locations to maintain your enrolment as your child graduates.
It is imperative for staff to know when your child will not be in attendance at the Centre. Please notify the staff of any changes, illness, appointments or special activities at the school.
Parents are required to give 2 weeks written notice prior to withdrawing their child/ren from our program. In lieu of this, the family will be responsible for payment of these 2 weeks.
PCC will give 2 weeks’ notice to parents/guardians of a child where it is necessary for said child to be withdrawn.
Information concerning you and your family is given to us and kept by us in the strictest confidence. We do not release information in your child’s file except with your written consent. Further, we respect your child’s privacy and therefore do not allow the children to be photographed by persons outside the Centre without prior permission. We do not allow causal visitors to assess or test the children. If such a case presents itself, notices are sent out to the parents and specific permission is required.
PCC is a government subsidized not-for-profit childcare and early learning facility. PCC fund-raises throughout the year to enhance the quality of our programing and maintain our facilities and equipment. We encourage all families to participate. Should you choose to donate in lieu of fundraising, PCC can provide you with a Charitable Receipt for every minimum donation of $20.00 or higher.
For a complete description of the board of directors, officers and organizational structure, refer to the PCC Prairie Children’s Centres Inc. By-Laws.
As a not-for-profit childcare organization, a Board of Directors, elected from the organization’s membership, governs PCC. Members of the organization include parents/guardians of children attending the Centres operated by PCC and other people admitted as members by the Board of Directors.
Parents are encouraged to volunteer to be on the board or to serve on committees. Interested parents should discuss their interest in serving on the board or committees with the Centre Director who can provide additional information.