Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre

CHOOSING CHILD CARE

Finding quality childcare: A guide for parents in Canada

Waiting lists for licensed child care centres can be long. It is important to start your search early and consider all of your options.

WESTCOAST PARENT SERVICES CAN HELP YOU WITH
• Choosing child care information.
Child care fee surveys, updated annually.
• Provincial child care subsidy information and assistance.
• Community based child care information sessions by request.
A comprehensive list of all licensed and registered child care and early learning settings in Vancouver.
• Referrals to licensed and registered child care settings.
• Information and referrals to neighbourhood based child development and family support programs.

MORE RESOURCES
Parent’s Guide to Selecting Childcare (PDF, 208kb, updated September 2009)
Choosing Child Care (BC Health Guide website)
Checklist for parents considering commercial child care (PDF, Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC)
• Multilingual resources on choosing quality child care
• Child Care Fee Surveys
Child Care Subsidy
• Province of BC, Child Care Programs Map

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Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre · 2772 East Broadway, Vancouver BC V5M 1Y8
Phone: 604.709.5661 · Fax: 604.709.5662 · Toll-Free: 1.877.262.0022
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