Where we’ve come from…

Brightling Childcare Academy is a modern childcare facility offering programming based on current early childhood education research – and built on a track record spanning more than 30 years in southwest Winnipeg.

Gramma Marie’s Infant Care opens on Roblin Boulevard.


Karolina Dressler takes over the business, re-naming it Gramma Marie’s Children’s Centre.

The Centre moves to Lindenwoods and expands to offer toddler and preschool programs.


Gramma Marie’s Children’s Centre, having now outgrown its Lindenwoods location, moves to its current, larger location on Chevrier Boulevard.

The Centre expands its programming again, adding before- and after-school care for school-age children.

In recognition of its bright young charges, their bright futures, and its own focus on high-quality early childhood education in child care, the Centre is re-named Brightling Childcare Academy.

Our goal has always been for your children to warmly remember their experience with us as a cherished part of their childhood – and the drop-in visits they make long after they’ve “graduated” tell us they do.

We are grateful to all the Gramma Marie’s and Brightling families we’ve come to know and love over the years, and we are enthusiastic about the Brightlings to come.

Contact Us

We invite you to connect with us to schedule your personal tour of our facility and to learn more about our programs. 

Brightling Childcare Academy

(204) 487-7879

1461 Chevrier Blvd. Winnipeg, MB, R3T 1Y7

M-F: 7:00am-5:45pm, S-S: Closed

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