Opening or Running a Child Care Program or Day Care in B.C.
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.
Operate a Child Care Business
Find out everything you need to know about running a child care facility or day care.
Access Funding to Open or Operate a Child Care Program or Day Care
Help make affordable, accessible child care a reality. Take advantage of funding designed to build a better child care system.
- Affordable Child Care Benefit
- Childcare BC Maintenance Fund
- Childcare BC New Spaces Fund
- Child Care Operating Funding (including the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative)
- Community Child Care Planning Grants for Local Governments (UBCM)
- Community Child Care Space Creation Program for Local Governments (UBCM)
- Start-Up Grants
- Universal Child Care Prototype Sites
Take Your Skills to the Next Level
Being open to learning opportunities will help keep you fresh and engaged in your child care role.
Manage Your Certification
Connect with the Early Childhood Educator Registry to apply for a certificate or renew or validate your existing one.