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It really does take a village to raise a child! Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program helps parents, child care workforce and child care providers alike get the support needed to help raise healthy and happy children.

We are pleased to offer various types of support for families searching for child care including:

  • Child care referrals based on your family’s individual needs from our database of licensed family or group child cares.
  • Information and assistance regarding the provincial Affordable Child Care Benefit Program and Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative.
  • Tips on how to choose and evaluate child care programs
  • An informative and fun newsletter that includes our program updates, child care news, resource highlights from our early learning library, articles of interest, family resources, and community events. 
  • Information about local community resources and programs, such as family drop-ins, public health nurses, early intervention programs and much more

For most families, preschool is not a replacement for child care. Typically, a child will attend preschool for about two and half to four hours per day. 

CCRR programs serve over 170 communities in BC, and YMCA BC is pleased to support families looking for care in the communities of Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore, and Belcarra. For support finding child care in other communities, please visit the Provincial CCRR website and contact your local CCRR.

Choosing a Child Care Provider

Wondering what to ask a potential child care provider? Have a peek at our Guide to Choosing a Child Care Provider for a wealth of information including child care types/options, sample questions to ask when interviewing child care workforce and child care providers, and useful tips to help monitor your child care arrangement.

Need help finding child care? We can help!

Complete the Find A Child Care Provider Form below and our CCRR team will send you a list of child care providers tailored to your family’s needs:

Find a Child Care Provider Form

To help guide you in your search for child care, you can also click on the following link to search for child care providers in your area: 

YMCA CCRR Child Care Search Tool

Help with Affordable Child Care Benefit

Your family may qualify for financial assistance with child care fees. Visit the Affordable Child Care Benefit page on the Ministry of Children and Family Development's website or contact 1-888-338-6622 to learn if you qualify. We can assist you with your application process. 

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Statement of Parental/Guardian Responsibility – Child Care Resource and Referral Program

Child Care Resource and Referral centres (CCRRs) develop and maintain a child care Referral List for their Service Area. It is important to note that the child care Referral List is not a recommendation or guarantee of the quality of care provided, but is intended as a resource for families when searching for child care. Parent/guardian(s) have final responsibility to ensure child care arrangements meet the specific needs of their family.

Terms of Use

1. Accessing services through a CCRR is voluntary; and

2. Families accessing services through a CCRR expressly agree:

  • To assume any and all risks involved in the selection of the child care arrangement;

  • The CCRR staff and the Board of Directors are not responsible for the choice of child care; and

  • Staff and the Board of Directors of the CCRR are excluded from any and all liability for negligence arising in connection with the referral services provided, and/or the actions of any Child Care Provider selected by the parent/guardian.

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The YMCA CCRR acknowledges the support of the City of Burnaby.

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