ChildCareBC

To help families get ahead, the Province is funding thousands of new quality, affordable child care spaces, building better facilities, lowering fees for families and training more people to become early learning professionals.

Child Care Service Centre
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday

Toll-free: 1-888-338-6622

Translation services are available in more than 140 languages, including:

  • 國粵語
  • ਪੰਜਾਬੀ
  • فارسی
  • Français
  • Español

You can also get help in person from:

 

Get Funding for Child Care

B.C. has expanded child care funding in order to lower fees for families.

Space Creation Funding

In the first three years of ChildCareBC, more than 30,500 new licensed child care spaces for children 0-12 have been funded across space-creation initiatives. However, thousands more are still needed. If you are interested in creating more child care spaces, learn more about the government funding programs and resources that are available to you.

How to Access Child Care

Learn about the different types of care and find a provider in your community.

COVID-19 Health and Safety

Health and safety information to assist and support child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Early Learning and Child Care Engagement

British Columbia is committed to the well-being, care, and education of children. That’s why we’re working towards a future where child care is a core service available to every family that wants it, when they need it, at a price they can afford.

Providing Child Care Services

Explore the resource support centres in the community that work with families and providers. Learn about the operating requirements and funding options for child care facilities.

Child Care Service Reports and Assessments

Review inspection and operation reports or make a complaint about a facility.

Support for Early Childhood Educators

Early care and learning professionals play a critical role in caring for and preparing kids for the future. Learn about education and certification options. 

Our Plan: ChildCareBC

B.C. is taking important steps to deliver quality and affordable child care to more families. Learn more about what we're doing to reduce child care fees for parents, build more licensed spaces, and increase supports for those working in the sector.

Investment in Child Care

Economic recovery funding to support child care providers.