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.


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.

Anti-Bias Resources

Anti-Bias Resources

Some links to free anti-bias resources to support parents and educators in talking to young children about race, diversity and social justice.

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Pets!

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Pets!

Join Cassidy from the Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL) for a virtual storytime all about pets! This episode features the song 'Where Oh Where', a drawing and singalong activity with Bingo the dog and the book Maddy Moona's Menagerie by Rachel Zadok, Candace di Talamo and Nick Mulgrew (Licensed under Creative Commons by Book Dash).

Please feel free to use this resource with children and share with friends.

Child Care Appreciation Day

Child Care Appreciation Day

"Child care is a vital community service that supports healthy families and a healthy economy; and child care providers and qualified Early Childhood Educators are essential to providing quality and safe child care"

We honour you and the work you do, today, this month and always. We wanted to provide a small token of our appreciation and a tribute to your care, dedication and creativity...



StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Stars

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Stars

Join Cassidy from the Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL) for a virtual storytime all about space! This episode features the book There is an Alien in the House by Refiloe Moahioli with pictures by Sune Nadine (published by Book Dash under Creative Commons licensing on freebooksforkids.org) and a counting song about stars.