Getting childcare in Vancouver

The City of Vancouver does not manage childcare facilities or maintain waiting lists for childcare spaces.

All facilities, including those owned by the City, are managed by independent operators or community associations. Enrolment policies and waiting lists are established and maintained by the operator of each facility. Please contact a childcare operator directly in order to secure a childcare space or to be placed on a waiting list.

Waitlists for recently selected childcare operators

We have recently selected childcare operators for the following childcare facilities. Please contact the operators directly to get on their waiting lists.

 Facility Operator 
Creekside Community Recreation Centre Developmental Disabilities Association   
Woodward's (111 West Hastings St) YMCA

Group childcare facilities

Group childcare facilities offer full and part-time licensed programs by age group:

  • Infants: for children from birth to 18 months. Full and part-time licensed programs.
  • Toddlers: from 19  - 36 months.  Full and part-time licensed programs.
  • 3 to 5 Care: from 36 months to school age. Full and part-time licensed programs.
  • School Age Care: for children in kindergarten through grade 7.  Before and after school programs, and during school holidays.
  • Licensed Preschool (30 months to school age): 30 months - 36 months (by December 31 of the year of entrance). Part-time, up to 4 hours of care per day.

Find childcare facilities in Vancouver

If you are looking for care or early learning programs for your child, the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre can help.

This non-profit centre provides information, referrals, training, and resources to families and individuals who are looking for the best care and early learning for children.

They also maintain online listings of all of the licensed and registered childcare facilities in the City.

Find childcare in Vancouver's community centres

Many of Vancouver's community centres and neighbourhood houses offer various types of childcare on-site:

  • Licensed group childcare programs – Many community centres offer childcare programs for school age and licensed preschool.  Some centres also offer full and part-time programs for infant, toddler and 3 to 5 Care
  • Childminding – care for your young children while you swim or play.  You must remain on-site while your child is in childminding care.

To find out more, check the list of community centers that offer licensed, registered daycare, below, and then contact the centre directly.

Community centres that offer childcare

The landscaped entrance of Britannia Community Services Centre

Britannia Community Services Centre

Amenities include an indoor pool, tennis courts, seniors (55+) centre with computer lab, teen/youth centre, fitness centre, ice rink, and - for classes only - a darkroom and pottery studio. The centre is located at 1661 Napier St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-5800.

Champlain Heights Community Centre in Vancouver

Champlain Heights Community Centre

Amenities include an indoor cycling court, fitness centre, playground, gym, and racquetball/squash courts. The centre is located at 3350 Maquinna Dr, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6575

Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver

Creekside Community Recreation Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, boating centre, fitness centre, gym, childcare, and restaurant. The centre is located at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-3050.

Douglas Park Community Centre in Vancouver

Douglas Park Community Centre

Amenities include a pottery studio, fitness centre, tennis courts, gym, teen/youth centre, and playground. The centre is located at 801 W 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8130.

Dunbar Community Centre in Vancouver

Dunbar Community Centre

Amenities include a fitness centre, dance studio, pottery programs for children, indoor cycling, tennis courts, outdoor sport courts, gymnasium, squash courts, darkroom and playground. The centre is located at 4747 Dunbar St, Vancouver, BC. 604-222-6060.

False Creek Community Centre in Vancouver

False Creek Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, fitness centre, tennis courts, gym, water park, playground, a wharf/dock, boating programs including dragonboating and kayaking. The centre is located at 1318 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8195.

Hasting Community Centre in Vancouver

Hastings Community Centre

Amenities include a games room, water park, computer terminals, fitness centre, tennis courts, racquetball courts, gym, and playground. The centre affiliated with Templeton Pool and is located at 3096 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6222.

Hillcrest Community Centre in Vancouver

Hillcrest Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, indoor cycling, indoor/outdoor pool, ice rink, fitness centre, gym, and cafe. The centre is located at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8680.

Kensington Community Centre in Vancouver

Kensington Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, indoor pool, fitness centre, gym, playground, and seniors centre. The centre is located at 5175 Dumfries St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6200.

Kerrisdale Community Centre in Vancouver

Kerrisdale Community Centre

Amenities include an indoor pool, ice rink, fitness centre, gym, games room, seniors centre, and teen/youth centre. The centre is affiliated with the Kerrisdale Arena and Maple Grove pool. It is located at 5851 W Boulevard, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8100.

Killarney Community Centre in Vancouver

Killarney Community Centre

Killarney Community Centre includes a dance studio, fitness centre, ice rink, tennis courts, gym, indoor pool, games room, computer lab, playground, youth centre, and snack bar. The centre is located at 6260 Killarney St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-8200.

Kitsilano Community Centre in Vancouver

Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, fitness centre, ice rink, gym, seniors lounge, teen/youth centre, and playground. The centre is located at 2690 Larch St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-6976.

Marpole Oakridge Community Centre in Vancouver

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, music studios, fitness centre, whirlpool/sauna, racquetball court, outdoor sport courts, tennis courts, gymnasium, water park, playgrounds, licensed preschool and youth room. The centre is located at 990 W 59th Ave, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8180.

Ray Cam Cooperative Centre in Vancouver

Ray-Cam Co-operative Centre

Centre provides personal and family support services, and offers an out of school, pre-school and day-care program for children. The centre has a gym, hobby rooms, and club rooms.

Renfrew Park Community Centre in Vancouver

Renfrew Park Community Centre

Amenities include a fitness centre, gym, indoor pool, games room, computer lab, and playground. The centre is located at E 22nd Ave and Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8388.

Strathcona Community Centre in Vancouver

Strathcona Community Centre

Amenities include a fitness centre, gym, games room, and playground. The centre is located at 601 Keefer St, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1838.

Sunset Community Centre in Vancouver

Sunset Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, fitness centre, gym, ice rink, and playground. The centre is located at 6810 Main St, Vancouver, BC. 604-718-6505.

Thunderbird Community Centre in Vancouver

Thunderbird Community Centre

Amenities include a fitness centre, gym, games room, computer lab, and playground. The centre is located at 2311 Cassiar St, Vancouver, BC. 604-713-1818.

Trout Lake Community Centre in Vancouver

Trout Lake Community Centre

Amenities include an arts studio, pottery studio, music room, performing arts studio, fitness centre, indoor cycling, gym, ice rink, and outdoor festival plaza. The centre is located at 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-6955.

West End Community Centre in Vancouver

West End Community Centre

Amenities include a dance studio, pottery studio, fitness centre, indoor cycling, ice rink, racquetball/squash courts, and teen/youth centre. The centre is affiliated with Barclay Manor and is located at 870 Denman St, Vancouver, BC. 604-257-8333.

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Last modified: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:41:47

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