Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

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Administration & Management for Child Care

We have now launched our Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Base - a comprehensive online information database for ECE leaders, with detailed guidance on all areas of child care leadership. Subscribe today to take advantage of our half price offers!

Our self-paced 12-hour Administation and Management for Child Care Self-Guided online course is now also open for registration!

COVID-19 Update

Our Early Learning Library is open. For more information on library opening hours and services see wccrc.ca/library. Please note that we are not able to accommodate children in the library at this time.

CCRR services are currently virtual and in-person. Contact the CCRR team to book an appointment: 604-709-5699 or email parentservices@wstcoast.org.

Choosing Child Care

We provide parents and guardians with tools and resources to help find quality child care in Vancouver. From a list of child care providers to help navigating provincial subsidy applications, we are here to help. Explore our site to find more resources and articles on parenting as well as some of the other services and workshops we deliver to families and early childhood educators. Learn More.

Professional Development

WCCRC is a leader in training and workshops tailored for early childhood educators and caregivers. Our curriculum covers topics for those just entering the field and for those with years of experience who wish to add to their toolbox.   And for more resources both for educators and for children in your care – visit our library. Learn More.

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Westcoast CCRC

Serving For Over 30 Years

Known and respected for our collaboration and community-building, WCCRC provides consultation and guidance to government, researchers and other organizations to promote and support excellence in early care and learning across BC. We are a trusted source of resources, referrals and information for families looking for child care and those who provide it.

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Vancouver Child Care Resource & Referral

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre is the host organization  for the Vancouver Child Care Resource & Referral (VCCRR). The Vancouver CCRR program provides a wide range of services to support both child care providers and families seeking child care within the City of Vancouver. Visit the www.ccrr.bc.ca website to find CCRRs in other communities in BC.

THE WORLD OF CHILD CARE

Stay on top of the latest updates and changes at WCCRC and in the world of child care through the latest news and articles below.

Friday Spotlight Episode 6: WCCRC Professional Development Team

Friday Spotlight Episode 6: WCCRC Professional Development Team

A Friday Spotlight festive special! Join our very own Professional Development team for a short chat and learn about our year here at WCCRC, as well as our future plans for 2022 and beyond.

Podcast Episode #3: Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN)

Podcast Episode #3: Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN)

Thank you for joining us on the BC’s Path to Universal Child Care podcast!

In Episode 3, Gyda welcomes our colleagues from the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network, also known as the ECPN, to discuss the ways their work brings families and early childhood professionals together in purposeful, mutually beneficial learning situations.

Virtual circle time with Cassidy: Suspense and Mystery

Virtual circle time with Cassidy: Suspense and Mystery

On Friday November 20, Cassidy from the library and Crystal from our CCRR team hosted a virtual circle time for Family Child Care Providers. 

Cassidy reads three stories about suspense and offers opportunities for children to join in with fun rhymes and sing-alongs! You can watch the recording below.

Friday Spotlight - Episode 5: Gary Anaka

Friday Spotlight - Episode 5: Gary Anaka

Welcome to Episode 5 of our Friday Spotlight Podcast!

In this month's episode, Rosa interviews brain expert Gary Anaka. Gary offers some tips to help us keep our brains sharp and change negative programming, and offers insight into how the adult brain is important to a child's learning. Gary also tells us about his upcoming $10 webinar, Boosting the Teachers Brain. Gary's webinar will help educators identify ways to reduce stress and boost their brains.