Important Phone Numbers

Child Care Programs and Services Call Centre
250 356-6501 or
1 888 338-6622

Helpline for Children

Kids Help Phone
1 800 668-6868

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
604 913-9128

General Ministry Inquiries
250 387-7027 or
1 877 387-7027

Media Inquiries
250 356-1639

Service BC
Victoria 250 387-6121
604 660-2421
1 800 663-7867


Choosing the best child care option for your child and family is an important decision. The ministry offers a number of services designed to assist families and child care providers. Whether you are a parent or a child care provider or an early childhood educator, you can find information here on programs and services to assist you.

The Provincial Office for the Early Years ensures government’s many activities and initiatives related to young children are well-coordinated and accessible in communities across the province.


May is Child Care Month
Families Agenda

Attention Parents!

File your tax return – the BC Early Childhood Tax Benefit is coming.

BC Early Years Strategy

The BC Early Years Strategy outlines government’s commitment to supporting young children and their families between birth and age six.


Looking for Child Care?

This map displays the locations and contact information for licensed funded child care programs across the province.

Looking for Early Years Programs?

This map displays the locations and contact information for a range of ECD programs across the province.


Child Care Benefit Link