Parent Services

 

Affordable Child Care Benefit

 

The Province of British Columbia is committed to helping families obtain affordable, accessible, safe, quality child care. Affordable Child Care Benefit is a monthly payment to assist eligible British Columbia families with the cost of child care.

Monthly subsidy payments vary depending on your family’s circumstances. Your eligibility will be determined when your application and all supporting documents are received by the Affordable Child Care Benefit Service Centre. You may be eligible to receive full or partial subsidy based on your family's circumstances.

 

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit

 

 

 

FAQ'S

  • 1) How do I introduce my child to the daycare program?

    The gradual entry program starts 1 week prior to your child officially starting at the daycare.  On the first day you and your child will come to the daycare for about an hour.  On the second day you and your child will come to the daycare for an hour then your child will stay by his/herself for an hour.  This goes on until the 5th day when your child is at daycare for a full day.

  • 2) Do you accept the Affordable Child Care Benefit (formally Subsidy) ?

    Yes, we do accept the Affordable Child Care Benefit.  For more information please go to:

     

    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit

     

    Below are the link to the appropriate forms that must be filled out.

     

    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/caring-for-young-children/child-care-funding/child-care-benefit/forms-resources

  • 3) What's your withdrawal notice?

    If it becomes necessary to withdraw your child from the centre, a one-month’s written notice is required on the 1st of the preceding month (i.e. March 1st notice for April 1st withdrawal).  All post-dated cheques will be returned.  Less than one month’s written notice will result in a full month’s payment of the withdrawal month.

     If a parent wishes to withdraw a child temporarily they may do so with one month’s written notice.  The spot cannot be reserved without payment (including family holidays).  The child’s name can be placed on the wait list for re-admission if applicable.

  • 4) What are your holiday closures?

    We are closed for all BC Statutory holidays, Christmas Eve Day, & Boxing Day.

  • 5) What is your staff to child ratio?

    The ratio for our 3-5 year old room is 1:8; with the maximum capacity of 24 children per day.  The ratio for our Infant/Toddler room is 1:4; with the maximum capacity of 12 children per day.

  • 6) Are children only moved up to the higher age group the day they turn a certain age?

    No.  Children must move from the Infant/Toddler room to the 3-5 year old room when they reach 3 years of age.   However, the 3-5 Room can accommodate two children aged 2.5 at one time.  It is first come first serve for these two spots.  It is not guaranteed your child can "graduate" to the older group.  It’s completely dependent on spaces available in the 3-5 room.

  • 7) Are you a licensed group facility?

    Yes. We are licensed under the Fraser Health Community Care and Assisted Living Act.

    http://www.fraserhealth.ca/your_environment/ccfl/child-care-facilities/

  • 8) What qualifications does your staff have?

    All staff are ECE qualified with Child Safe 1st Aid Certification.

  • 9) Do siblings have enrollment priority?

    Yes.  If you already have a child enrolled in the daycare, siblings have 1st priority over the wait list. 

  • 10) Are children forced to nap?

     

    No.  All children are required to have "quiet time" on their mats.  If your child is not asleep within 30 minutes they are given a quiet toy to play with.  Later on, the children that are not napping are invited to play quietly at the tables.

  • 11) Do you accept children with special needs?

    Yes.  We are an inclusive daycare.

    If you live in the Coquitlam area you can visit the following link for more information on funding:

    www.sfscl.org

    If you live in the Burnaby area you can visit the following link for more information on funding:

    www.centreforability.bc.ca

  • 12) Is your facility enrolled in the Child Care Fee Reduction

    Yes we are.  Parents receive a monthly discount based on the age of their child and the  number of days per week they attend.