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 draft City of Coquitlam Child Care Strategy (PDF) was presented to Council-in-Committee on July 26, 2021. Feedback from Council and community will be incorporated and a final City of Coquitlam Child Care Strategy will be prepared for Council consideration in fall 2021. To provide comments regarding the draft Child Care Strategy, please email us

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Additional Information

Child Care 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.