It really does take a village to raise a child! Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program helps child care providers and parents alike get the support needed to help raise healthy, happy kids.
We are pleased to offer a range of services to support child care providers in providing the highest quality of child care through:
- Training and networking opportunities (special rates for YMCA CCRR members—see below)
- Inclusion on our parent referral database, given to parents looking for licensed or Registered License-not-required child care in your community
- Access to an impressive collection of the latest books, toys, games and resources in our Early Learning Resource Library.
- An informative and fun blog that includes articles, educational opportunities and events
- Consultation on child care related issues and information about local community resources
- Licence-Not-Required (LNR) registration
- YMCA CCRR Membership
Become a CCRR Member
There’s lots of perks to being a member with the CCRR. Enhanced child care referrals, reduced fees for training opportunities, complimentary use of our Toy and Resource Lending Library, invitations to networking opportunities, personal consultation with a designated ECE qualified Outreach Consultant and much more.
Membership is free and is available to licensed child care providers operating in the Burnaby, New Westminster, Tri-Cities, Anmore and Belcarra communities. Providers who register as Licence-Not-Required automatically become members.
What else does membership offer? Have a peek at our CCRR Member Handbook for details. Interested in becoming a member? Contact us to learn more.
Get Licensed or Register as a Licence-Not-Required Child Care
In BC, there are two basic categories of legal child care: Licensed and Licence-Not-Required child care. Whether or not a program needs a licence or not depends primarily on how many children are being cared for. By law, if a provider cares for more than two children (or one sibling group) who are not related to them, they must be licensed.
Licensed child care facilities obtain their licence through the local Health Authority. Licensed facilities are required to comply with Provincial Child Care Regulations regarding training requirements, ages of children, staff/child ratio and much more. Common types of licensed child care include group care or family child care. To find out more about licensed child care please contact Fraser Health at 604-949-7700 (Tri-Cities) or 604-918-7683 (Burnaby/New Westminster) and ask to speak to a licensing officer.
Licence-Not-Required (LNR) child care is provided in the provider’s own home. LNR providers are encouraged to register with their local Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR) to get access to consultation, support, inclusion on parent referral databases and higher subsidy rates for eligible families. To learn more about becoming a registered LNR, contact us.
The Ministry of Children and Family Development offers several programs to assist child care providers in providing quality care. Check out their website for more information.
Stop by for a visit anytime we’re open!
Already a member?
Ensure the families you serve have the most up-to-date information about your program. Complete the Membership Update now, or phone us at 604.931.3400, extension 0. We're here to help!
Community Resources for Families with Children
Here are some family drop-in programs (online and in-person) for families in the Tri-Cities area.
Funding for the YMCA Child Care Resource & Referral is provided by the Province of British Columbia.
The YMCA CCRR acknowledges the support of the City of Burnaby.