Government of B.C.

Caring for Young Children

Explore topics about how to help young children have a healthy start in life. Parents, guardians and child care providers will find helpful information on finding or providing quality child care, as well as how to support healthy child development.

Child Care

Choosing child care is an important decision. It takes time, planning and patience to find the right child care provider.

Running a Daycare or Preschool

The first thing to decide when setting up a child care business is whether to operate as a licenced or unlicenced facility.

How Parents Can Support Their Young Children

During the first few years of life, every child experiences rapid growth and change. This process is important for a child's physical, social, emotional and mental development.

Reporting Child Abuse

Science of Early Child Development

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The Science of Early Child Development (SECD) offers a suite of online media-rich resources from the latest research about the impact of early experience on lifelong health and well-being. 

Using the BC Site Access, this Canadian resource is now available to anyone situated in B.C.

Benefits for Families

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