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Vancouver’s approach to children and childcare

Quality childcare and early learning opportunities help to foster healthy children and communities, and play a crucial role in the equity goals and economic life of our city. We plan for accessible, affordable, and quality childcare as an essential component of the health and well-being of Vancouver’s children and families. 

We work with all levels of government, community, and business sectors to develop and support a strong system of early care and learning.

How we fund childcare

Council works with developers to make sure that necessary services such as childcare are located within new or growing communities.