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.

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Canada Day

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: Canada Day

Join Cassidy from the Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL) for a virtual storytime to celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. This episode features Canada in Colours by Per-Henrik Gurth (published by Kids Can Press), the poem Canada by Melanie Marzarak and Canada's National Anthem Oh Canada.

 

National Indigenous Peoples

National Indigenous Peoples' Day

National Indigenous Peoples' Day is June 21.

Our Librarian Cassidy has put together some resources to support learning about the diverse culture of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples of 'Canada' with young children. 

Commemorating Juneteenth With Young Children

Commemorating Juneteenth With Young Children

Juneteenth commemorates the day slaves in Texas learned they were free — June 19th 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the Civil War ended. 

The resources below, compiled by our Librarian Cassidy, can be used to help you celebrate Juneteenth by learning about Black History and how to make a difference with young children. 

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: The Tortoise and the Hare

StoryWELL Virtual Story Time: The Tortoise and the Hare

Join Cassidy from the Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL) for a virtual storytime! This episode features The Tortoise & The Hare, a traffic light game and the book Tortoise Finds His Home by Maya Fowler (Licensed under Creative Commons by Book Dash).