Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

For information about the ECE Professional Development Bursary visit eceprodbursary.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.


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.


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.

Vancouver Preschool Survey Report

Vancouver Preschool Survey Report

Preschool Programs are an important part of early learning and child care services, and yet, little is known about the families who use them, how preschool fits into their overall use of early childhood programs, or whether or not preschool is the preferred early childhood option for families.

In spring 2019, City of Vancouver staff approached Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre (WCCRC) to undertake a survey of parents with a child enrolled in a Vancouver preschool.

City Farmer: Bringing nature to the city!

City Farmer: Bringing nature to the city!

“Children develop a sense of place when they connect with their local communities and outdoor environment.” (BC ELF, 2019) 

The brand new BC Early Learning Framework (ELF), released at the end of September, highlights the importance of outdoor play and learning to child development. Finding ways to provide this for the children in your care can be challenging in the city, but City Farmer can help!

Westcoast ECE Professional Development Bursary is now open!

Westcoast ECE Professional Development Bursary is now open!

Applications for bursary funding are now open to individuals, communities of practice and CCRR agencies. Funding is available to early childhood educators and other child care providers for training by publicly-funded, non-profit organizations in B.C

Visit https://eceprodbursary.org to apply.

The Need for Quality Care

The Need for Quality Care

"Building a child-care system is more than a labour market strategy. Sure, we need spaces. But we need quality spaces. Building for quality starts with a well-paid, well-educated workforce and age-appropriate environments." Our Executive Director, Pam Preston on the need for quality child care.