Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

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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).

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.

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.

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents

COVID-19 Resources for Child Care Providers and Parents

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

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.

Start Up Grant Application

Start Up Grant Application

New grants are available to help child care providers become licensed. For more information read the BC Government's News Release.