Child Care

Tell us about your child care needs!

Parents and caregivers - we want your input to help inform a Child Care Strategy that will support the provision of child care in the community now and into the future. Tell us about your child care arrangements and needs in Coquitlam - we want to hear from parents and caregivers of infants to school-age children, as well as adoptive parents and prospective parents.

Visit one of our information sessions

  • Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6-8 p.m. at City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way (Fitness Rooms 1 & 2)
  • Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m. at Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex, 633 Poirier St. (Rooms 1, 2 & 3)

Both sessions are drop-in style and offer free childminding.

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The City of Coquitlam recognizes that addressing the provision of 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.

Coquitlam received a $25,000 grant this past spring from the provincial Community Child Care Planning Program through the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) to create a Child Care Strategy. The communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody have collaborated on the project since many Tri-Cities residents cross boundaries to access child care, school and other services.

Development of the Child Care Strategy also includes:

  • An inventory of existing child care spaces, service levels and types of programs in different neighbourhoods;
  • Identification of short-, medium- and long-term targets for new spaces;
  • A survey and site visits to child care operators to collect input on expanding facilities and service levels to meet the community’s child care needs; and
  • Consultation with additional stakeholders, including Fraser Health, School District 43 and organizations that serve local families.

Coquitlam’s draft plan will be presented to Council in early 2020.

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