Interior of a childcare centre

Developing a childcare centre

All new childcare centres and changes to existing childcare centres require community care facilities licensing (CCFL) approval before we review an enquiry. If you don't have this clearance, you will need to contact Vancouver Coastal Health  .

Steps for establishing a childcare centre

Getting childcare

Find out how to locate childcare in your area, and get added to waiting lists.

Resources for educators and administrators

City staff have gathered a number of useful resources to help you establish a high-quality licensed daycare facility.

Contact us

Social Policy and Projects
Email: childcare@vancouver.ca

Development and Building Services Centre
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