Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Administration & Management for Child Care course - a comprehensive online training program that explores all aspects of leadership development. Registration is now full! Check back for more dates in early 2021.

COVID-19 Update

Please note that our office is open for library appointments during limited hours and by appointment only. In preparation for our move back to 2772 East Broadway, we will close the library for borrowing on December 10, 2020. Learn more.

Due to the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases in our community, WCCRC has made the decision to pause all in-person CCRR services until further notice. Staff are still available to serve you and can assist you over the phone or virtually. Call: 604-709-5699 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.

From In Class to Online Preschool: Our Virtual Journey

From In Class to Online Preschool: Our Virtual Journey

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, child care services across the world were forced to find new and innovative approaches to provide early learning experiences. In our workshop on December 9 & 10, the ISS of BC will share their journey from in-person preschool to online programming during Covid-19, how they are continually re-imagining their work as Early Childhood Educators. 

In this article Ana Delgado, Christina Fasciglione, Helen Hart and Maria B. Abina share their incredible story in advance of their upcoming workshop about adapting their programming for Covid 19.

Meet your Community Pedagogists!

Meet your Community Pedagogists!

Golda Lewin & Shenuri Nugawila are hosted by the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre in their roles as BC Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (ECPN) community pedagogists. This article introduces them and their new role in our community.

Covid 19 Support: Innovation Canada

Covid 19 Support: Innovation Canada

Knowing that everyone is working hard to navigate the challenges of providing quality child care services through the COVID-19 pandemic, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre continues to share resources and information to support your important work. In this article, we are highlighting information about federal and provincial government programs that provide financial and other supports which your organization may be eligible for.

Diversity in Children

Diversity in Children's Literature at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House

Our Librarian Cassidy recently presented a conversation around diversity in children's literature at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.

This FREE recording offers you the opportunity to explore ideas around race and child development, as well as exploring practical methods for introducing anti-bias texts to young children.