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Resources & Equipment:

The Child Care Resource Program's library is designed to encourage a richly diverse learning environment.  We have dramatic play, story, and science displays to help stimulate ideas for parents, child care providers, teachers, and students. 

The library has a wide variety of children's books and toys available to borrow.  We also provide books and educational videos that address many important aspects of child care, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Discipline
  • Family Relationships
  • Health
  • Safety, etc. 

At the library, up to ten items may be checked out for up to four weeks at a time -no charge, to all subscribers of the Child Care Resource & Referral Program.

NSCCRRP Resource Library
Over 2000 books, videos and equipment on a variety of topics related to Early Childhood Education, Child Care Programming, Child Development, Parenting, and children’s books. Except for a small reference section, most resources are available for borrowing.
The library is divided into various categories including books on small business and operating a child care facility, parent books and activity books. Some of these are
  • Child Care Programs (code CCP)-this is a large grouping of activity books for use with children and in child care settings with special sections for music/art and science. There is also a section on management for family child care and on program development for various ages.
  • Parenting (code PAR)-this is a large group of books covering all kinds of parenting issues from babyhood to teenage. This is a good place to browse for general information and for help with specific problems.
  • Diversity (code DIV)-this is a small section in the library that is constantly growing to include all types of multicultural books and videos with some diversity programming for child care settings.
Articles on a variety of topics related to Child Care Programming, Parenting, childbirth and child health including nutrition and illness. (available for photocopying)
Information Packages (Resource kits) on a variety of topics such as separation, anxiety, sleep problems, temper tantrums, self esteem, new baby, etc. Each package includes a variety of articles as well as children’s books related to the topic.(available for borrowing)
Journals and newsletters from early childhood related organizations.
Books for children-From toddlers to teens.
NSCCRRP Equipment Lending Library

Resources are available for loan, no charge, to all subscribers of the Child Care Resource & Referral Program.

Equipment – These items can be borrowed for a maximum of four (4) weeks. Equipment in this category is intended to assist the child care provider until such time as she/he can purchase her/his own.

Large Toys, Activity Boxes and Grab Bags- can be borrowed for a maximum 4 weeks. Items in this category are intended to enhance and expand the programming that already exists in your child care setting.

Activity Boxes - These boxes can be borrowed for a maximum period of 4 weeks and must be returned at the end of the contracted time.
Click here to see 2013-2014 NSCR Child Care Equipment Lending Library Catalogue


*We also have a selection of children’s puzzles that can be borrowed individually for up to 4 weeks.
  1. 1. One piece of equipment can be borrowed with either one large toy or one activity box, or one large toy can be borrowed with one activity box.  No more than 2 large items at one time and no more than 1 activity box at a time. However, you may have up to 3 Grab Bags and 2 large items.
  2. Borrower is responsible for the replacement of any broken, damaged or lost toys and equipment.
  3. Pick- up and drop-off items at any time during our office hours. The Reception or one of the childcare team member will be able to assist you.
  4. Please call the office at 604-985-7138 to reserve an item.

Click on the resource to see detail
  Cost of Child Care Program/Facility Resource
  Cost of Child Care Family Resource
  Child Care Funding and Bursary Guide 2013
  Child Care vs Early Learning
Family Child Care Business Manual
  Parents’ Guide to Selecting and Monitoring Child Care in BC
Considering Opening a Child Care Facility On The North Shore?
Green Book Junior (now called "Children & Family Directory")
Child Care Needs Assessment report (pdf file)
  Samples of Child Care Policies & Forms
NSCCRRP Equipment Lending Library
NSCCRRP Resource Library
Public Access to the Internet
Fee Survey (pdf file)
Free Things To Do (pdf file)
Universal Child Care Benefit
Wage Survey (pdf file)
Healthy Start of Life Activity Manual (pdf file)
  Active Living Planner (pdf file)
  Daycare Toolkit(pdf file)
  Fact sheets Parents (pdf file)
  Great Ideas (pdf file)
  Have a Ball with a Ball (pdf file)
  What Research Says(pdf file)
Healthy Start of Life Nutrition Manual (pdf file)
  Helping Your Toddler to Eat Well - Sharing the Responsibility (pdf file)
  Meal and Snack Ideas for Your Toddler (pdf file)
  101 + Snack Time ideas (pdf file)
  Preschoolers' Food Handling Skills Motor Development (pdf file)
  Developmentally Appropriate Food and Nutrition Skills for .... (pdf file)
  Hurts and Hazards (pdf file)
  Nourishing Children with Books (pdf file)
  Apple (pdf file)
  Bananas (pdf file)
  Canada’s Guide to Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (pdf file)
  Citrus (pdf file)
  Coloring Book (pdf file)
  Daycare Toolkit (pdf file)
  Eatracker Poster (pdf file)
  Healthy Eating For People Four Years And Over (pdf file)
  Healthy Preschooler (pdf file)
  Grapes (pdf file)
  Smart Snacks to Fuel Your Body (pdf file)
  5 a Day Maze (pdf file)
  Mystery Food Activity (pdf file)
  The ABC's of Feeding Preschoolers(pdf file)
  Peaches & Plums(pdf file)
  Strawberries(pdf file)

Public Access to the Internet

Public access to the Internet is available at the NSCCRRP office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and during our extended opening hours.
The site is available on a first come - first serve basis for one hour sessions. And now extended hours available Thursdays until 7:45 p.m.

Universal Child Care Benefit

Starting in July 2006 families with children under six years of age, in Canada, will be receiving a $100/month/child taxable payment from the Federal Government called the Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB). See specific information on “Who will receive the UCCB” and “Do you need to apply” on the web site below.