Services for Child Care Providers

Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral (VCCRR) offers support, information, training, and resources to

  • Registered license-not-required (RLNR) child care providers
  • Licensed family child care providers,
  • Licensed in home multi-age child care
  • Preschools
  • Group child care centres
  • The community

In addition, VCCRR assists individuals who are interested in becoming RLNR child care providers.

Our program offers different levels of service for either Child Care Providers or Community Partners.

New Opportunities to Borrow!

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 to 4:00 You MUST phone the office to ensure a staff member is available to help you.

Wednesday: noon to 7:00 Open Door, please drop by!

Child Care Providers

We have many services and resources available to you as a member:

  • Seasonal newsletters addressing current child care issues
  • Phone consultations with early childhood professionals
  • Access to workshops in the Capital Region and Vancouver Island
  • Access to library resources, including books, CDs, DVDs, and videos
  • Laminating, photocopying, and die cut machine services for a nominal fee
  • Information on liability insurance and group benefits insurance
  • Access to themed provocation boxes, book bags, backpacks, felt board stories, and add on equipment.
  • Access to infant/toddler equipment (please contact our office for further information)
  • Information about subsidy, operating, and capital funding programs
  • Certificate of membership recognizing achievement
  • Computerized referral registry connecting families to child care providers
  • Information about Family Child Care Training

If you are interested in becoming a Member, please contact us for more information.

Community Partners

You can choose to be added to our database and receive information about workshops, community events, and our “green” newsletter. This option appeals to front line educators, college instructors, early learning & care students, and the greater community who want to be informed of what is happening in the early years community and who want to have quick access to learning opportunities. Please contact our receptionist at rachel@childcarevictoria.ca to have your name and information added to our Community Partner database.

Registered License-Not-Required (RLNR) Child Care Providers

Interested in becoming a registered license-not-required (RLNR) child care provider?

RLNR child care providers may care for up to two children in their home, in addition to their own children.

By registering with a Child Care Resource and Referral program, RLNR child care providers can access support, information, training, and resources to enhance the quality of their child care program. For more detailed information about the benefits of registration, check the list of services for care providers.

Registration requirements* include:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Criminal record checks for everyone over the age of 12 years of age living in the home (CCRR consultant will provide applicable forms)
  • Provide a valid first aid certificate
  • Completion of a Self-Evaluation
  • Complete a Provider Interview
  • Provide three character references (CCRR consultant will provide forms)
  • Undergo a Health and Safety Home Assessment
  • Complete Family Child Care Training or equivalent (a minimum of 20 hours of training) before or within one year of becoming registered
  • Attend a minimum of two workshops of continuing professional development per year after the registration year
    To initiate the registration process, please contact referrals@childcarevictoria.ca.

* Please note: If you have financial barriers to meeting some of the requirements, please inquire about assistance during your initial meeting with a Child Care Consultant.

Family Child Care Training

Victoria CCRR’s Family Child Care Training uses the three levels of instruction as developed by the Canadian Child Care Federation, a national organization whose mission is to achieve excellence through early learning and child care. Family Child Care Training prepares candidates to offer quality child care in their home. Topics include:

  • Child development
  • Safety and emergency preparedness
  • Health and nutrition
  • Positive child guidance
  • Program planning
  • Self-care
  • Child care business skills
  • Partnerships with families
  • Child care environments

For more information, or to sign up for an upcoming course, please contact lesley@childcarevictoria.ca.

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