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How To Find Childcare

To find quality child care, make a list of child care facilities within your geographical area. That may mean a place close to your home, close to your work or school, or on the way between home and work. Contact the YMCA Child Care Resource & Referral and/or Child Care Licensing Office. You may want to ask friends, neighbours, co-workers or family about child care arrangements they have made. You can also contact our Supported Child Development Program for assistance with finding child care. You may also want to check out the classified ads in the newspaper or the yellow pages in the telephone book.

Begin by phoning the child care setting. Find out if this is a good time to talk and if not, find out when is a good time and phone back then.

Think about what you can afford to pay (subsidy is available for low income families, but it may not cover the entire cost, 1-888-338-6622). What days of the week and what hours will you need child care? Do you require a flexible caregiver because of shift work?

Start by asking:

Additional questions you may want to ask:

You can also contact the following agencies for assistance.

Child Care Resource and Referral: (250) 372-7791

Child Care Licensing Office: (250) 581-7340

Supported Child Development: (250) 371-4100