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.

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.

Find Child Care in B.C.

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

How to Choose Quality Child Care

Follow these steps to choose quality care for your child.

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

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.

Opening or Running a Child Care Program or Day Care

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.

Supporting Early Childhood Educators & Care Providers

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. 

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.