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For Parents & Families
Child Care Information and Referral

Parent Information Line (604)985-7138
(Please include your phone number on your email enquiry)

Monday to Friday 9 - 4.

The parent information line provides information and referrals on child care options for children, birth to 12 years of age, including:

  • Child Care Subsidy Assistance (
  • Childminding
  • Group Care
  • Licensed Family Child Care
  • Licensed Group Child Care for Infant/Toddler & Preschool Age Children
  • Licensed Not Required Family Child Care
  • Parent/Child Drop-ins and Family Resource Program
  • Play Groups
  • Preschool Aged Care
  • School Age Child Care
  • Supported Child Care

Parent packages including information on how to evaluate and select Child Care Services that best meet the needs of individual children and their families can be provided as well as information on recent fee surveys.

Parents’ Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Child Care in BC

Child and Family Benefits

Below is information about some of the benefits, tax credits and deductions available for families with children who are on low income. In order to receive these benefits, families need to fill out their income tax returns every year. For more information click here

Affordable Child Care Benefit (Subsidy)

The Provincial government offers Affordable Child Care Benefit (Subsidy) to assist parents with the cost of early childhood care and education. Eligibility is related to income and other circumstances. Application forms are available at our program and knowledgeable staff can assist you with the application, information and questions. 
For more information you can contact Annette at (

Additional Services for Parents

We offer resources, lending services, support and consultation on family and child care related issues with staff who are experienced early childhood educators. We provide information and referrals to community services for children and families.

Services for Parents



  • Information about community events, parent drop-in, courses, etc.
  • Informative articles and consultation on parenting/family issues
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Ministry of Children and Family Development
City of North Vancouver
District of North Vancouver
District of West Vancouver
Children & Family Directory