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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It's Back! BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast: Season 2, Episode1

Our Podcast is back! Join us for Season 2, as we delve deeper into the journey to Universal Child Care in BC. Starting with a special episode to celebrate 35 years of Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre!

In this episode, our former Executive Directors Maryann Bird, Dianne Liscumb, and Pam Preston discuss how Westcoast both affected change and was impacted by government policy over the past 35 years. 
 

Administration and Management for Child Care Training Program for Early Childhood Educators, May 2022 Final Report

Administration and Management for Child Care Training Program for Early Childhood Educators, May 2022 Final Report

In 2019, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) developed an Administration & Management for Child Care (AMCC) training program for early childhoodeducators (ECEs). This initiative was funded through the Canada-British Columbia Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

Professional Development Bursary Phase 1 Report

Professional Development Bursary Phase 1 Report

Report highlights describe  immediate successes that were realized including 468 educators who received financial support within the first sixteen days of the Program restart. Supporting the ongoing costs of professional development is not only appreciated by educators but also affirms their professional identity

Summer Update on our BC

Summer Update on our BC's Path Universal Child Care Podcast

This is a short update on what to expect with our podcast BC’s Path to Universal Child Care in September. It’s been a couple of months since our last episode and we wanted to let all our listeners know what to look forward to.