Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

Please note: The Parkade at Boundary Plaza will be closed until 1:30pm on Saturday August 24th, 2019.

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.

The Lydia Cerrano Albert Child Care Support Fund: Helping Children to “Experience the World”

The Lydia Cerrano Albert Child Care Support Fund: Helping Children to “Experience the World”

Excursions are intended to provide children with opportunities to “experience the world.” 

It is well documented that young children learn through play and the fun and excitement of a day outside the classroom can be a catalyst for real engagement, not only with learning topics but also with their community, the world around them and each other.

One door closes and another opens…

One door closes and another opens…

As many of you know, the ECEBC Bursary fund for Professional Development will close at the end of August.

However, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC), will begin administering a PD Bursary for ECEs and other child care providers in British Columbia starting this fall!

Advice and Resources for Parents

Advice and Resources for Parents

Advice and Resources for Parents

Finding child care can be confusing, especially in a city like ours where over 16,000 additional spaces are needed. 

Each year, our Parent Services Team respond to over 7,000 requests from parents in Vancouver and help over 1,600 families to apply for financial assistance to help them pay for their child care. 

We have full lists of child care providers and vacancies around the city, and can help you understand your options and work out what type of child care will work best for your family. 

More than spaces; more than babysitting.

More than spaces; more than babysitting.

Yesterday there was an important announcement about a partnership between the Province of BC and the City of Vancouver to develop 2,300 new child care spaces in public buildings such as schools and community centres. This announcement is in line with the Province's Child Care BC initiative to build the components of a publicly funded system for early learning and care.