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.
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.
Find child care programs and services across the province that meet your family's needs.
Follow these steps to choose quality care for your child.
Some child care providers in B.C. have a licence from their local health authority or are registered with a Child Care Resource and Referral Centre.
Running a child care facility or program has specific requirements, just like running any other kind of business.
To help communities and child care providers plan, create or maintain child care spaces, government has a number of funding programs.
- Open a Child Care Business
- Follow the Rules for Operating a Licensed Child Care Facility
- Get Funding to Become a Licensed Child Care Facility
- Operating Funding
- Maintain, Repair or Relocate Your Facility
- Childcare BC New Spaces Fund
- Community Child Care Space Creation Program
- Universal Child Care Prototype Sites
- more ...
Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) and other child care professionals have the specific knowledge, skills and abilities needed to help shape the learning experiences of children.
We need more of these professionals to meet the demand for quality child care.
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.
Ensuring the safety of children in child care is paramount.