Early Learning & Child Care Resources
In February 2018, the Government of British Columbia (B.C.) and the Government of Canada signed the Canada-BC Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Agreement (the Agreement), which provides the Province of B.C. with approximately $155.6 million over three years for the purpose of enhancing its early care and learning system.
Download the agreement here.
Download a list of resources for families in Delta, Surrey and White Rock here
Read the full report.
B.C.’s Early Learning Framework guides and supports early childhood educators, primary school teachers, principals and vice-principals, college and university educators and researchers, post-secondary students in early childhood and elementary education programs, StrongStart BC facilitators, other early years professionals, communities, governments and families.
The Framework establishes a vision for respectfully living and learning together. It supports the rich early learning experiences of children, provides a focal point for dialogue among British Columbians, and creates a common language and greater understanding of the vital importance of early learning for all young children.
The Early Learning Framework applies to all learning environments, from StrongStart BC programs and primary classrooms to child care settings, preschools and other early childhood development or child health programs
For more information download a copy of the Early Learning Framework.
Information from the BC Budget 2018 outlining the Government of British Columbia’s child care plan.
To read more about the plan please visit the Child Care BC plan website.
To learn more about the following click on the highlighted words.
Child Care BC Maintenance Fund
Child Care Operating Funding program
View the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative – Provider Opt-In Status list
Child Care BC New Spaces Fund
Universal Child Care Prototype Sites
Affordable Child Care Benefit Service Provider Portal
Wage Enhancement for Early Childhood Educators
Community Child Care Space Creation Program
This report highlights the important child care research that makes obvious the challenges that families face in seeking quality, affordable and accessible child care. It highlights the difficult child care reality facing many Surrey families today.
Read the full report.
Early childhood education and care in Canada 2016 is a compilation of cross-Canada data on child care, kindergarten, maternity/
parental leave, and more information relevant to the early childhood education and care landscape in Canada.
Established in 2011 the Early Childhood Education Report is released every three years to evaluate the quality of provincial/territorial early years services against a 15-point scale.
Click here to view the document.
The purpose of this domestic violence toolkit is to raise awareness and provide information about how to recognize the signs of exposure to domestic violence for children ages 0-5 and to provide tips for how to safely respond. You will also find key provincial resources as well as helpline contact information.
Click here to view the toolkit.
The BC government has invested in a provincial access license to the Science of Early Childhood Development (SECD) multi-media resource.