The Richmond Child Care Resource & Referral Centre, better known as the CCRR, is a valuable resource for parents and child care providers alike.
For parents, the CCRR offers a free child care referral service, as well as a wide selection of resources on choosing quality child care. CCRR staff can also provide information on the Affordable Child Care Benefit.
But it's not just information and resources; it's activities. Throughout the year, the CCRR runs a number of popular drop-in programs, like Together Time and Junior Detectives, that parents can attend with their children.
For child care providers, the CCRR regularly hosts professional development workshops, in addition to several longer courses, such as First Aid and a Family Child Care Training Course. Child care providers can also contact the CCRR at any time if they require support.
And whether you're a parent, child care provider, or ECE student, you're sure to be amazed by the CCRR's Early Learning Library and the Community Resource Library.
The CCRR Early Learning Library is an extensive library featuring material for children ages 3-12, including children’s books, activity boxes, toy bags, CD’s, and many curriculum materials for supporting programs at a child care centre.
The Community Resource Library features a large selection of puzzles, books, and games catering to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Located in the Richmond Caring Place, the CCRR is open weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays from 9:00am to 8:00pm. To learn more, call 604-279-7020.
For information on Child Care Resource & Referral Centres in other BC communities, visit the Provincial Government's CCRR webpage.