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.

NEW Instructor-led course dates are now available for Saturdays March 26 - April 30 9am-3:30pm.

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 Child Care Resource and Referral Centres - Province of British Columbia (gov.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 12: Ashleigh Davies

Friday Spotlight Episode 12: Ashleigh Davies

Welcome to Episode 12 of Friday Spotlight! In Emily's last ever Friday Spotlight episode, she interviews Ashleigh Davies about the power of dramatic play in the Early Years. Ashleigh is the presenter of our upcoming IN PERSON workshop Dramatic Play: More than Just the Housekeeping Corner On Saturday July 23 from 9:30am - 2pm.

Ashleigh is a post-secondary CWE instructor for Sprott Shaw College and has worked in a variety of roles with children over the last ten years, but she comes from a theatre background, previously working as a drama & musical theatre instructor.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Episode 8 - Stephanie Smith

In Episode 8 Gyda introduces Stephanie Smith from BC General Employees Union (also known as the BCGEU) to discuss the role of Unions in supporting child care sector during this time of change. 

Stephanie has been President at the BCGEU since May 2014, but previous to that she had a long career working as both an Early Childhood Educator and as a child care advocate. 

Friday Spotlight Episode 11: Etovre Vese

Friday Spotlight Episode 11: Etovre Vese

In Episode 11 of Friday Spotlight, Rosa chats to Etovre Vese about strenghtening the connections between programs and families, ahead of her upcoming workshop on June 22 & 23.

Etovre has worn many hats during her Early Childhood Education career and offers insights into the complexity and fluidness involved in working with children and adults in childcare.

City of Vancouver Draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan

City of Vancouver Draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan

Starting this week, you are invited to share your opinion on the City of Vancouver's draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan. It's a 4-year financial plan for investments in infrastructure and amenities across the city. This includes parks, sidewalks, sewer systems, community facilities, libraries and more.

Learn more about the plan, and share your priorities for investments in Vancouver infrastructure over the next four years in the short survey. 

You can also join one of their virtual information sessions on May 11 & 12 to learn more and share your thoughts. Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/city-of-vancouver-draft-2023-2026-capital-plan-registration-326057696347