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.

Funding for childcare providers

Different types of funding available for childcare providers to support you in providing high-quality licensed child care programming.

Contact us

Social Policy and Projects
Email: childcare@vancouver.ca

Development and Building Services Centre
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