The CCRR's free child care referral service makes finding child care in Richmond a whole lot easier. Available in both English and Chinese, the service is used by hundreds of parents every year, whether they're in need of daycare, preschool, school age care, or another type of child care arrangement.
Referrals can be done over the phone, by calling 604-279-7020, or in-person at the CCRR office.
The process works like this:
First, an Information & Referral Counsellor will tell you about the different kinds of child care in Richmond. Then they'll do a search, based on criteria you set yourself. The Information & Referral Counsellor can find child care facilities that:
• Are near your home or place of work
• Offer specific services, including drop-in care, part time care, and extended hours
• Use a certain early childhood teaching method, such as Montessori or Reggio Emilia
• Are able to transport school age children to and from Richmond elementary schools
• Have staff who speak a language other than English, from Mandarin to French to Farsi
You'll leave the referral with a list of child care facilities that best meet your family's needs. It's then up to you to contact them, set up meetings, and determine which is the right fit.
An Information & Referral Counsellor can also provide information on the BC Child Care Subsidy program, as well as the average fees currently being charged by Richmond child care facilities.
Important: The Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre provides referrals, not recommendations. Parents are responsible for assessing and selecting a child care facility that most suits their needs and for monitoring the child care arrangement.