Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

Inspiring & Promoting Excellence in Child Care & Early Learning

THE WORLD OF CHILD CARE

News & Articles

The world of child care and early childhood education is always changing -- especially here in BC. We regularly gather articles, opinions and information to share. We hope you’ll find it interesting and valuable, whether you’re a parent, guardian, service provider or student. We encourage you to join the conversation with your own observations, news and questions.

Working with LGBTQ2S+ Children and Families

Working with LGBTQ2S+ Children and Families

In June 2017, Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre and QMUNITY received funding from the Social Planning and Projects division of the City of Vancouver, to work together on a pilot project to raise awareness amongst early learning practitioners on inclusion of trans, gender variant and Two-Spirit children and families in their programs. Read our article about WCCRC's involvement in the project and connect to a range of resources for working with LGBTQ2S+ children and families.

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We've Moved!

We are now open at Suite #225-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver.

New (temporary) location, same great resources!

Kids Have Stress Too...

Kids Have Stress Too...

Recently, our CCRR staff had an opportunity to attend two Kids Have Stress Too! workshops during our annual Vancouver Coastal Regional CCRR training event offered at North Shore Community Resources. The workshops were delivered by Vikki Lepper and Susan Foisy from the Psychology Foundation of Canada.

Groundbreaking Child Care News in British Columbia

Groundbreaking Child Care News in British Columbia

The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia announced the approval of funding for universal child care prototype sites throughout communities in the Province.  Families in these programs will pay no more than $200 a month for their child care fees. 

 
WCCRC Child Care Wage Survey Report Available

WCCRC Child Care Wage Survey Report Available

A survey on the wages and benefits of educators and administrators working in licensed centre-based child care facilities in Vancouver was undertaken in April and May of 2018 and the report is now available!

Affordable Child Care Benefit Information

Affordable Child Care Benefit Information

The Affordable Child Care Benefit is replacing the Child Care Subidy and CCRR is here to help!

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.

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