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Horizons Children’s Centre Inc. was established in 1976 and was one of four Tot Stops in Winnipeg.


We were incorporated in 1980 and our name was changed to Horizons Children’s Centre in 1986. Our first location was at 2097 Portage Avenue in what was previously Deer Lodge United Church.


In 2001, we expanded to the Grace Hospital with 8 infant and 32 preschool spaces. In 2006, the Portage Avenue location building was sold and we moved to our location on Hampton where we developed 48 Preschool and 16 infant spaces.


In 2014, we expanded and opened up our location at Access Winnipeg West on the Grace Hospital Campus. We are licensed for 64 preschool children ages 2–5 years and 16 infants.

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Our History
About Us
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Horizons Children's Centre is a multi-site child care facility that offers a high quality childcare program for 184 children ages 12 weeks to 5 years.


Located in the St. James area, Horizons Children's Centre believes in promoting the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children. Horizons encourages developmentally appropriate early learning and childcare practice, reflects family and community context and encourages meaningful partnerships between each child, their family, and early learning childcare staff. Horizons Children's Centre provides an inclusive multicultural environment that includes Early Childhood Educators (ECE's') and Child Care Assistants (CCA's).


Horizons Children's Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organization which is run by a Board of Directors consisting of family and community members.

Our centre uses an internal waitlist. To place your name on the waiting list, please scroll down to find our waitlist application form. If you would like a specific Horizons location, please select that specific location on the waiting list form and email it to our sites using the addresses provided.

We are a proud member of the Manitoba Childcare Association.

Land Acknowledgment

Horizons Children's Centre acknowledges that we provide services in facilities located on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Dree, Dakota and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Metis Nation

Horizons Children's Centre respects that the First Nation treaties were made on these territories and acknowledges the harms and mistakes of the past.

We dedicate ourselves to collaboration in partnership with First Nation, Metis and Inuit People in the spirit of reconciliation.

Accessible Information and Communication Policy

Horizons Children's Centre is committed to providing information in accessible formats for people of varying abilities.  When a request for information in an accessible format is received, we consult with the person making the request to identify a support format that removes any barriers in communication, and provide the agreed upon format in a timely manner.  Examples of support formats might be reading documents aloud over the phone or in person, ensuring that all written communication is available in electronic formats, providing written materials in larger text, ensuring that contrasting text is used (black text on white background), and reducing the use of italics and bolded text.  Items on our website are easy to navigate and read with images labelled by text, for individuals making use of screen readers.  We receive and respond to feedback, including complaints, about accessible information and communication in person, by phone, email, or messages on our social media pages.  Horizons ensures that training is provide to persons who communicate directly to the public or another organization in Manitoba on behalf of the organization, who maintain our website, and who develop and implement organization policies and practices respecting accessible communication.



Diversity, equity and inclusion are key components of Horizons Children's Centre mission.  Established in 1976, Horizons has welcomed families and staff members from a variety of cultural, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to create a care community in which multiple perspectives are woven together to create our social fabric.

Becoming a non-profit organization in 1980, we respect the diverse family structures and the learning differences of the members of our community in our efforts to present opportunities for each child to learn from those whose life experiences differ from their own.

As a team of professionals, we are dedicated to maintaining diverse programs.  This commitment informs our decision-making and organizational processes, including enrollment policies,  professional development, curriculum implementation, staff hiring and Board recruitment.

Horizons Children's Centre does not tolerate racism, sexism, gender orientation and identity biases, exclusion, or any other form of oppression.  We are committed to providing an emotionally and physically safe space for each of the children in our care, their families, and our staff.


Our children are valued for:

  • Their wonder and curiosity

  • How they demonstrate self-awareness and family pride

  • How they express comfort and joy with human diversity

  • Their ability to recognize and have language to describe fairness

  • Their skills to empower and act

We strive to be the secure base for children to support and delight in their exploration while meeting their needs for comfort, protection and the adult being with them to organize their feelings.

We value working in partnership with families to support their commitment to work and home together with their dreams for their children.

We value our educators for their skills, their commitment to building relationships and delight in the children.

We care deeply about providing opportunities to think and learn about the world through play.


It is our ethical responsibility to support all children and families, and to be responsible for children's wellbeing.  We welcome children with all abilities to our daily programs.  We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing and warm environment where secure relationships of trust are built between children, educators, and parents, in which needs are met and a commitment to care is consistently demonstrated.  We believe that the way that children learn and think about the world is through play, and so we provide a program that supports children's exploration through the careful observation and planning of our educators both indoors and in the outdoor environment for each individual child in our care.

Our Philosophy is based on respect of children as active, capable partners in their care and development.  We have a strong focus on relationships and building self-confident, capable individuals.  Our educators focus on the need that behaviors indicate that the child has, so that they are able to welcome children coming to them for comfort, protection and connection.  In such an environment, and with consistent relationships with loving caregivers, we believe that all children will be able to grow and develop to their individual potential.

At Horizons Children's Centre, we strive:

  * To respect each child as a capable and competent individual

  *  To provide a total learning environment where children are free to observe, question, experiment and explore based on individual and group interests through observations.

  *  To enrich children's awareness and a sense of connection to themselves, others and the world around them.  Our programs support non-gender specific components and children are assured that they are safe to play themes that challenge gender stereotypes.

  *  To focus on the child's best interests through open communication with families.

  *  To value ongoing growth and development.  Our educators engage in reflective practice, professional development and collaboration with other professionals in the field.

Our Mission


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Child care fees are invoiced every four (4) weeks. All fees are prepaid for the upcoming period by the due dates listed on the billing schedule regardless of how you personal pay periods arise. 


Registration Fee

$50.00 non-refundable per child enrolling in our program.



$10.00 per day (4-9 hour day)

$15 per day (10+ hour day)



$10.00 per day (4-9 hour day)

$15.00 per day (10+ hour day)

Late Pick Up Fee

For each 15 minute after closing, you will be charged $20.00.

Snack Program (optional)

$1.25 per child ($25.00 per billing cycle) to provide a daily morning and afternoon snack.

Hot Lunch Program (optional)

Twice a month from September to June, we have a special fundraising lunch for $6.50 per child.

Duplicate Receipt Fee

$10 per receipt

Late Payment Fee




Payment Options

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - A fee of $1.50 will be charged for each transaction.

  • Cheque payable to Horizons Children's Centre

  • E-transfer made to


Parents wishing to apply for subsidy must do so prior to enrollment. Applications are available on-line at


A Subsidy Eligibility Estimator (SEE) will help a family estimate the family contribution and the amount of child care subsidy they may be eligible for in a 4 week period. It ‘s often advisable to use the SEE prior to completing an application for subsidy. 

  • If your subsidy has not been approved by your child’s enrollment date, then you are responsible for paying your child’s full fees.

  • If you are subsidized retroactively, you will be refunded your payment minus any applicable family portion at a later date. 

  • Subsidy is based on annual net income. 

  • If you are fully subsidized, your payment is $40.00 per billing period or $2.00 per day. 

  • If you are partially subsidized, you will pay a portion of $200.00 (based on your income) plus $2.00 per day charged by the centre.



We are a not-for-profit charitable organization. The Manitoba Government Grants only provide us with approximately 55% of our revenue. The rest of our revenue comes from daily childcare fees, additional fees, fundraising, monthly donations, and grant opportunities from other charitable organizations. 

The money from fundraisers and donations is used to provide a music program, toys, arts, craft supplies, and special events for the children. Any support you can provide us, monetary or in goods, is very much appreciated! We can also provide charitable tax receipts for donations. Click here to donate now and a charitable tax receipt will be emailed to you.

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As a registered charity, Horizons Children's Centre is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors to ensure the organization is managed effectively and is financially sound. Volunteering on the Board of Directors provides you with the opportunity to gain and/or enhance valuable work skills. If you are interested in learning more or would like to apply for a position on the Board of Directors, please email

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Licensed for 48 Preschool 2-5 year olds and 16 infant/toddler 3 month-2 year olds.

Address: 2nd Floor, 367 Hampton St.

Winnipeg, MB R3J 1P7

Phone: 204-837-2015


Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm

Grace Hospital

Licensed for 34 Preschool 2-5 year olds and 9 infant/toddler 3 month-2 year olds.

Address: 408 Booth Dr.

Winnipeg, MB R3J 3R7

Phone: 204-837-0729


Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-5:30pm 

Access Centre

Licensed for 64 Preschool 2-5 year olds and 16 infant/toddler 3 month-2 year olds.

Address: 280 Booth Dr.

Winnipeg, MB R3J 3R7

Phone: 204-831-9732


Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-6:00pm

Our Locations
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