Great Beginnings is a unique, non-profit organization in partnership with the community and the University of Windsor, offering flexible child care choices for families in Windsor/Essex County.
We are devoted to celebrating each child as a unique individual, and to creating learning environments that foster respect, acceptance and growth for all.
We provide opportunities for the play interests of children to direct the learning outcomes in our learning environments, under the facilitation of qualified educators and licensed home child care providers, and for that learning to be expressed through observation and documentation.
Great Beginnings is inspired by, and has chosen to emulate, the Reggio Emilia Philosophy of child care and early learning. We do not intend to duplicate this philosophy, as we recognize the unique make-up of our community of children, families, educators and home child care providers, but stand by several of its principles.
Our Lead Team
What Do We Offer?
We offer three programs to serve you!
- Licensed Child Care Center (18 months to 12 years)
- Licensed Home Child Care Program (0 to 12 years)
- Ontario Early Years Centers (0 to 6 years)
Benefits to You!
Fee Assistance Available
Should you qualify, Fee Subsidy is available through the City of Winsor to assist you with your Child Care Center and Home Child Care fees. Click here to access the OneHSN link for more information about Fee Subsidy.
Flexible Child Care Options
We can accommodate flexible work schedules in both our Child Care Center and Home Child Care Program to meet your child care needs.
Post-Secondary School Support
Due to our partnership with the University of Windsor and its affiliate St Clair College, we reserve 75% of our enrollment for Students, Staff and Faculty.