Child Care Programs

Child Care Programs

What type of child care do you want?

Here are the child care program options that are available in BC:

Child Care Option
Description
Group Child Care Programs There are 3 types of year round, all day group child care programs by children’s ages:

  1. For infants and toddlers (children under 36 months) – may have up to 12 children in the group with 1 early childhood educator every 4 children
  2. For children over 30 months old until Kindergarten entry – may have up 25 children with 1 early childhood educator for every 8 children (or up to 3 with 25 children)
  3. For school age children (including Kindergarten) – May have up to 30 children with one caregiver for every 15 children
In providers home child care There are 3 types of year round, all day child care offered in a caregivers’ home:

  1. Family Child Care – may have up to 7 children between infancy and 12 years of age, with one family child care provider.
  2. Multi-Age Child Care – may have up to 8 children between infancy and 12 years of age, with one early childhood educator.
  3. License-Not-Required Child Care – may have up to 2 children between infancy and 12 years old who are not related to the caregiver, with one caregiver.
Preschool Programs Preschool programs are part-time, school-year only programs for groups of children under 30 months old (to Kindergarten age) – may have up to 20 children with 1 early childhood educator for every 10 children.

There are services that can help as you look for a child care and/or preschool program:

I am looking for information about…
Who you can contact…
Finding a child care and/or preschool program Child Care Resource & Referral Program (CCRR)

 Ministry of Children & Family Development

 Community Care Facilities Licensing

Assistance with child care fees

(e.g. child care subsidy is a monthly payment to help eligible BC families with the cost of child care.)
Child Care Resource & Referral Program

Ministry of Children & Family Development

Preschool programs

 

If you are looking for preschool or daycare for your child, click here