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Vancouver’s approach to children and childcare

Council recognizes that quality childcare and early learning opportunities help to foster healthy children and communities, and play a crucial role in the social and economic stability of our city. Because of this, they support accessible, affordable, and quality childcare as essential to the health and well-being of Vancouver’s children and families. 

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

In June 2018, the City and partners surpassed the target of facilitating 1,000 new childcare spaces between 2015 and 2018.

To find out more about the Joint Childcare Council (JCC), contact

How we fund childcare

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

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