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 of the professional development bursary available. 

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

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.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: Maria Rodrigues and Linda Fong

Welcome to Episode 5 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we start off the new year with 2 very special guests: Maria Rodrigues and Linda Fong. Maria and Linda are both recipients of the Prime Ministers Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Education.

In this episode, we welcome back Gyda Chud to help us acknowledge the incredible changes and practices that Maria and Linda have developed for children, families and educators. Throughout the podcast, we discuss Maria and Linda's exciting nominations, their committed history in the ECE profession, best practices and more.

Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy Evaluation Report

Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy Evaluation Report

In 2018, British Columbia launched the Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy (ECL R&R Strategy) which is part of a larger ten‐year ChildCareBC plan, to increase the quality, affordability, and availability of child care spaces in British Columbia. On January 11 2023, an Evaluation Report was launched, which outlines the progress so far, how progress is being measured and what still needs to be achieved. This report also captures the thoughts of Early Childhood Educators through sharing quotes and responses to surveys.

Friday Spotlight Episode 14: Rosa Ng & Nora Mejia

Friday Spotlight Episode 14: Rosa Ng & Nora Mejia

Join us for a short seasonal special episode of our Friday Spotlight Podcast, with Rosa and Nora from the WCCRC Professional Development team!

Hear about our journey in 2022, the impact of your incredible feedback and some exciting online workshop news for 2023!

 

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 2, Episode 4: Gyda Chud

Welcome to Episode 4 in Season 2 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we turn the tables on our Interviewer Extraordinaire Gyda Chud, and ask her about her experiences and learning from her many years in the Child Care Sector. 

Gyda discusses the importance of sharing stories in retaining and embedding learning, for both children and adults.