Childcare Resource and Referral

Click the image below to access our online referral form for childcare

  • 1 Adult with their child(ren) in our reception area at a time
  • Appointments recommended please call 250-746-4135 ext 235

CCRR programs are located in many communities throughout the province. Each program provides support, referrals, and resources to families and childcare providers. Funding for the CCRR is provided by the Province of British Columbia and serves the Cowichan Valley from Saltair to the Malahat, including Chemainus, Duncan, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Lake Cowichan, Penelakut, and Thetis Islands. The goals of the Child Care Resource and Referral program are to provide referrals and support to parents in their selection of appropriate child care, to support child care providers in providing quality childcare and work with the Cowichan Valley Community Partnerships to support quality childcare services. When we are not in the center you will find us at fun community events ready to help you with your childcare questions and needs!

Raffi – Child Honouring Course
This online course is an interdisciplinary course with 10 modules of multi-media content including videos, interactive activities, distinguished guests, and Raffi’s insights and music. To register, click here, select “Have a Coupon,” and enter “CCRRgroup” to access the reduced fee of $75.
CCRR will give a full bursary for the first 15 people to return their certificate of completion to

Introducing the Early Learning Framework
This is a free online self-paced training on the MCFD site, the goals of the course are to help providers understand and begin to implement, the Principles of Early Learning, a pedagogy of listening, critical reflection, collaborative dialogue, and pedagogical narration to enhance learning the Living Inquiries.
To Register:

Consultants can be reached by phone, email, or in person to support families with children from birth to 12 years old. These services include help in choosing and monitoring child care that best fits their family’s needs and access to Licensed & Registered License-Not-Required child care programs in our communities and Nations.

  • Resources on types of child care available.
  • Help to choose and monitor a childcare program.
  • Assistance with Affordable Child Care Benefit applications
  • Free print and website information on child care-related issues and support agencies
  • Borrowing From our Toy Lending Library (TLL)

When childcare providers and programs are registered with us they have access to the Toy Lending Library and pay low-cost fees for childcare-related training that is subsidized by Ministry of Children and Family Development Professional Development Training Funding.

Potential childcare providers are welcome to contact the CCRR for information on:

  • How to start and operate a child care business including government grants.
  • Child care-related workshops and networking events.
  • Referrals to community resources.
  • Borrowing From our Toy Lending Library (TLL)

Consultants share childcare-related information when participating in local programs for children and families such as those offered by School District #79, Island Health, and at family-friendly events. Consultants also advocate for quality child care on local and regional committees. We also offer access to our toy lending library.

Speak with a Child Care Consultant for referrals and assistance with the application process for the Affordable Child Care Benefit call (250) 746-4135 ext. 235

Program Coordinator: Cindy Batyi
Phone: (250) 746-4135 Ext.235

The CCRR Office is open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
after hours appointments available upon request

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