Providing child care services

Last updated on January 31, 2024

Everything you need to know about running a child care facility. Learn about operating requirements, funding options and support resources.

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Operating a business

Find a Child Care Resource and Referral Centre

Understand how the Child Care Resource and Referral Centres support providers with their child care service needs and find a location in the community. 

Child care health and safety

Health and safety information to assist and support child care providers to keep families informed of the latest public health guidance.

2023 ChildCareBC Awards of Excellence

The ChildCareBC Awards of Excellence honour the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations and local governments who provide or support the delivery of exceptional child care services.

Early learning and child care engagement

British Columbia is committed to the well-being, care, and education of children. We value your input and would like to know what you think is most critical as we continue to evolve early learning and child care in British Columbia.

Funding and resources 

Take advantage of funding designed to build a quality, inclusive, child care system families can depend on when they need it, at a price they can afford.


Creating spaces


Provider tools


Child care map

Child care providers need to update their information regularly using the Child Care Web Application.

Need help? Contact the CCOF Program Contact Centre.

I have questions

If you have any questions about B.C.'s regulatory licensing system, email