Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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Exciting News: Amalgamation of Westcoast Family Centres Society and Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre:

Dear Friends and Partners,

We are thrilled to share exciting news - Westcoast Family Centres Society (WFC) and Westcoast Childcare Resource Centre (WCCRC) have decided to amalgamate after two years of collaborative efforts.

Operating side by side in East Vancouver, both organizations have worked closely for several years, sharing similar missions, visions, values, and intentions. This union will amplify our impact on families in the community.

Please find more For more details here.

Administration & Management for Child Care

Our 40-hour Administration & Management for Child Care: Instructor-Guided online course and our self-paced 12-hour Administation and Management for Child Care: Self-Guided online course, are now open for registration in the EYPDHub. Enroll in the 40-hour course to take advantage of the professional development $500 bursary available until 2024.

Check upcoming dates here at the bottom of the page, under 'Choose and option'.

WCCRC Administration & Management for Child Care Knowledge Base is a comprehensive online information database for ECE leaders, with detailed guidance on all areas of child care leadership. Available by yearly subscription.

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 developing and offering professional development opportunities and learning for certified Early Childhood Educators and early years' professionals. 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 share their experience. For more resources both for educators and children in your care, visit our Westcoast Early Learning Library (WELL).
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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 Child Care Resource and Referral Centres - Province of British Columbia (gov.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.

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 3: Morna Ballantyne

Welcome to Episode 3 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special guest: Morna Ballantyne, the Executive Director of Child Care Now, Canada’s national child care advocacy organization. 

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Morna Ballantyne to share insights on her involvement in the childcare profession, her national organization Child Care Now, and guidance and advice for childcare activists and advocates.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund

ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund

The Year 2 Report for the ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund has now been published!

This report illustrates how the ECE Professional Development Bursary Program (BursaryProgram) supported capacity building and improved access for early childhood educators toengage in ongoing professional development throughout British Columbia from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. In Year 2 of this phase of operations, the Bursary Program supported 4,855 educators to participate in ongoing training for free or at a significantly lower cost.

Read the report now and learn more!

 

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 2: Sharon Gregson

Welcome to Episode 2 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special (and familiar) guest: Sharon Gregson, the provincial spokesperson for the $10aDay Child Care Campaign. 

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Sharon Gregson to share insights on the wage grid, expansion of new programs, and how to reduce fees to provide accessible, and affordable child care.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!

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BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast Season 3, Episode 1: Derick Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage

Welcome to Episode 1 in Season 3 of our BC's Path to Universal Child Care Podcast. Today we welcome you back to our podcast with our special guests: Derek Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage, two early childhood education students from Vancouver Community College.

We are honoured and grateful to welcome Derek Dubois & Tatiana Abi-Farrage to share insights and personal experiences with us as they continue their education and career path in the childcare field.

Learn more by listening to the episode now!