Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

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 half price offers!

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

COVID-19 Update

Our Early Learning Library is open by appointment. For more information on library services during COVID 19 and to order items for collection see wccrc.ca/library

CCRR services are currently virtual and in-person. Contact the CCRR team to book an appointment: 604-709-5699 or 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.

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund Report

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund Report

During 2020-2021 we relied on educators’ dedication to sustain safe and joyful spaces for children despite ever-changing safety protocols brought about by the pandemic. Educators continued to seek support for professional development throughout unpredictable circumstances to discover deeper connections, new ideas, perspectives, and questions. This report reveals that financial support for educators to engage in professional learning significantly impacts them both personally and professionally. The voices of educators expressed in this report illustrate that they are committed to sustaining their curiosity and willingness to wonder even during challenging times.

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Executive Director Pamela Preston Retirement Announcement

Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Executive Director Pamela Preston Retirement Announcement

Please join us in congratulating Pam Preston, Executive Director at Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC), on the announcement of her upcoming retirement in the spring of 2022. Pam’s retirement will bring to a close a remarkable career.  She began working at WCCRC in 1990 as the Coordinator of the Information Daycare program and after a number of other positions and responsibilities within the agency became its Executive Director in 2012.  

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care

Introducing our new podcast featuring interviews with child care advocates, government officials, policy makers, educators, parents and child care organisations in BC, exploring the move toward a universal child care system.

In our first episode, hosted by the incomparable Gyda Chud, our longstanding advocate and expert in child care and founding board member of Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre, we interview the Honourable Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care. Gyda and Minister Chen chat about the benefits of a Universal Child Care System to many stakeholders, including parents, child care providers and ECE students. 

 

Friday Spotlight - Episode 3

Friday Spotlight - Episode 3

In episode 3 of our Friday Spotlight podcast series, Emily chats to MOSAIC's regional childcare manager Nadia Rabierad about her upcoming workshop Uncharted Territories: Accompanying Newcomer Families and their Children. Nadia discusses her experience as an immigrant to Canada and why support and representation for families from diverse backgrounds is so important in the Early Childhood sector.

Nadia's upcoming workshop will explore how Educators can bridge professional silos, address systemic racism and uphold diversity in empowering and inclusive ways.