Childcare BC: A New Day for Families & Providers in B.C.

Too many families with young kids are struggling to make ends meet because of the high cost and low availability of child care. Childcare BC will give families access to quality child care at a price they can afford, so parents can have peace of mind when they pursue opportunities in the workforce.

Help young children have a healthy start in life. Learn about quality child care options and how to support child development.

How to Choose Quality Child Care

Follow these steps to choose quality care for your child.

Understand the Different Types of Child Care in B.C.

Some child care providers in B.C. have a licence with the government or are registered with a Child Care Resource and Referral Centre.

Find Child Care in B.C.

Find child care programs and services across the province that meet your family's needs.

Get Funding for Child Care

You might not have to pay for child care all on your own. B.C. has expanded child care funding to be more inclusive – making child care more affordable and more accessible.

Learning Programs for 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. Help your child's development by joining an early learning program in your area.

Reporting on Child Care Facilities

See how licensed child care facilities are doing, or make a complaint if you have concerns to report about a provider.

Child Care Awards 2018

Thank you to all the owners, operators, providers and parents who took the time to nominate an outstanding child care provider for this year’s awards. September’s awards ceremony will showcase and honour the dedication of some of B.C.’s amazing early learning and care professionals.