Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

COVID-19 Update

Temporary emergency childcare for essential workers

We can give you a referral to temporary childcare for children ages 0 to 12 years (including those with special needs) if you: 
✓  Provide COVID-19 essential services (please review the list)
✓  Live or work in Vancouver  
✓  Have no appropriate alternatives  

Please note that our team is working remotely and our office is closed to the public. 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 Resources for Child Care Providers

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers

The links below offer resources from a range of authorities to support people providing child care during this time. 

A Message From WCCRC in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Message From WCCRC in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

WCCRC has made the decision to close our offices to the public as of Monday March 16th until further notice.

During our closure, staff will continue to provide service remotely where possible. You can email individual staff members or teams using our staff directory or direct general inquiries to info@wstcoast.org.  

Coronavirus Health Guidance for Child Care & Schools

Coronavirus Health Guidance for Child Care & Schools

This guidance is based on current available scientific evidence and expert opinion and is subject to change as new information on COVID-19 becomes available. Please review the document and implement hygienic strategies in your facility. If members of your parent community have questions, they are encouraged to visit bccdc.ca and HealthLinkBC, or call 811.

What is Post-Modernism in Early Childhood Education?

What is Post-Modernism in Early Childhood Education?

The revised Early Learning Framework (2019) is written with a postmodern lens on educational practices. To better understand the complexity of the ELF please consider the following metaphor as I explain post modernism, social constructionism and how understanding these concepts might help educators explore the Early Learning Framework (2019) in more depth.