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BC Child Care Resource & Referral Programs offer quality child care referrals, resources and support to all child care providers and parents in over 400 communities across the Province of British Columbia.


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Welcome to Child Care Resource & Referral

It is the mandate of the Child Care Resource & Referral Programs to provide child care providers and families with a variety of support which could include:

  • Referrals to child care providers
  • Assist parents with Affordable Child Care Benefits
  • https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit
  • Training and workshops
  • Resource/Toy Lending Library Services
  • Telephone, office and outreach support and consultations

NEW UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE PROGRAM IN BC

The province of BC is moving to a new Universal Child Care Program with new Child Care Funding Initiatives:

- Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative

- Child Care Operating Funding

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/running-daycare-preschool/child-care-operating-funding

- Child Care BC Maintenance Fund

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/running-daycare-preschool/childcare-bc-maintenance-fund

- Child Care BC New Spaces Fund

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/running-daycare-preschool/childcare-new-spaces-fund


For Families: Increased supports for families through My Family Service with the new Child Care Initiatives

- Affordable Child Care Benefits

Beginning September 1, 2018 the former Child Care Subsidy Program will be replaced with the new and improved Affordable Child Care Benefits Program

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit

There are new income thresholds for families which expands eligibility - check out the new Online Benefit estimator on the website.

Contact the Child Care Resource & Referral Program in your community for more information.


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