Early Learning & Child Care Resources

BC-Canada Early Learning and Child Care Agreement

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.

BC Early Learning Framework

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.

Child Care B.C. – Caring for Kids, Lifting up Families

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
Start-up Grants
Universal Child Care Prototype Sites
Affordable Child Care Benefit Service Provider Portal
Wage Enhancement for Early Childhood Educators
Community Child Care Space Creation Program

Surrey Child Care Report 2018

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.

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