Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

COVID-19 Update

Please note that our office is open for library and CCRR appointments during limited hours and by appointment only. Learn more.

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.

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. 

National Indigenous Peoples

National Indigenous Peoples' Day

National Indigenous Peoples' Day is June 21.

Our Librarian Cassidy has put together some resources to support learning about the diverse culture of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of 'Canada' with young children. 

Commemorating Juneteenth With Young Children

Commemorating Juneteenth With Young Children

Juneteenth commemorates the day slaves in Texas learned they were free — June 19th 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the Civil War ended. 

The resources below, compiled by our Librarian Cassidy, can be used to help you celebrate Juneteenth by learning about Black History and how to make a difference with young children.