Child Care

Coquitlam’s Citywide Official Community Plan (Part 7.5 Child Care) recognizes that access to affordable, high quality child care facilitates early childhood development, enables parents to work and contribute to the local economy, strengthens neighbourhoods, and helps to build a more attractive, stable and complete community. 

Child Care Strategy Update

The City of Coquitlam Child Care Partnership Strategy (PDF) was endorsed by Council on Dec. 6, 2021. The Child Care Partnership Strategy includes actions to improve the accessibility, affordability and quality of child care in Coquitlam. An implementation plan provides the framework and timeline for these actions and providing annual progress reports. 

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Additional Information

Child Care Partnership Strategy Documents

Child Care Links

Childcare BC: Information on the different types of child care programs, finding and choosing child care, funding opportunities, opening or running a child care program, support for child care providers. The provincial government’s child care web portal.

Tri-Cities YMCA’s Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program: Information and resources for parents seeking child care, and for child care providers. 

Tri-Cities Kids Matter: Information and resources for parents and for people working with children from ages 0-12. Maintained by the Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Middle Childhood Matters (MCM) Committees, comprising local agencies and public partners serving children and their parents in the Tri-Cities.

The Early Childhood Educators of BC: Provides professional development opportunities, training, and resources for early childhood educators across the province, and informs the broader community about their work. Maintained by the early childhood care and education profession throughout the province.