Child Care

Child care can be a tough choice; you want the best for your child(ren), but you are often operating on a tight budget. The best advice is to start looking, and applying, early. Once you’ve decided on where you would like to go to school, start applying! Many post-secondary institutions offer licensed child care services on campus. Contact Student Services at your post-secondary institution for more information – space is limited so the earlier you apply, the better your chances for getting a spot.

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, in partnership with the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development offer the Aboriginal Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) Program. The program supports early childhood educators and families by providing information, outreach, resource lending libraries, networking and learning opportunities.

The BC Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) programs offer quality child care and community referrals, resources, and support to child care providers and families across BC. For more information, contact the CCRR Region where your post-secondary institution is located:

Fraser Valley
Vancouver Coastal
Vancouver Island

child care options in BC

CCRR also has a number of resources explaining child care options in BC. For a good overview, check out their publication, “Child Care Matters: A parent’s guide to choosing quality child care”.

The Ministry of Children and Family Development website has information on child care subsidy programs, and has a search engine of licensed daycares, preschools, and out of school care services across the province.

Aboriginal Head Start is an early intervention preschool program designed for Aboriginal children. This holistic program provides support in culture and language, education and school readiness, health promotion, nutrition, social support, and parent and family involvement. There are 12 Aboriginal Head Start programs across the province.