Child Care Action Plan

Child care matters. It is critical for the social and economic well‐being of our City, and the creation of a complete community. Quality child care is a key contributor to the economy, labour force participation, gender equality, social inclusion, and poverty reduction. Further, quality child care has a long term benefit on children’s development.

The City is a partner with other levels of government, community agencies, child care providers, and the community in the facilitation, creation, and maintenance of a comprehensive child care system that meets children’s, families’ and the community’s needs.

Vision

To improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of child care in the City over the next 10 years by collaborating with partners, collaborating with partners, creating new spaces, and advocating for the community’s needs.

Scope and Purpose

This is a 10-year plan that includes targets and actions for the short term (2021 to 2023), medium term (2024 to 2026), and long term (2027 to 2031). 

As a local government the City does not have the mandate or resources to fully address the gaps in child care accessibility, affordability, and quality on its own. The mandate for early learning and child care is mostly provincial, with some federal involvement. Support from senior levels of government and strong partnerships with others are needed. This Plan defines the City’s priorities and actions to meet local child care needs.

 

Child Care Action Plan statistics infographic

Priorities

Priority Actions

Child Care Action Plan - priority actions 1-6

Targets for creating additional child care spaces assist with planning and prioritization to meet community needs over the coming years.

To achieve the targets, local governments require support from senior levels of government, community partners, and others to address service gaps and to create new spaces. Given that the City does not have the mandate or resources to fully address the gaps in child care  on its own, support from senior levels of government and strong partnerships with others are needed. This Plan defines the City’s priorities and actions to meet child care needs.

The City of North Vancouver target is to create 1063 new licensed child care spaces over the next 10 years (by 2031) as follows:

Child Care Action Plan - table of Targets for Child Care Spaces

Vision, Scope, and Purpose

Vision

To improve the accessibility, affordability, and quality of child care in the City over the next 10 years by collaborating with partners, collaborating with partners, creating new spaces, and advocating for the community’s needs.

Scope and Purpose

This is a 10-year plan that includes targets and actions for the short term (2021 to 2023), medium term (2024 to 2026), and long term (2027 to 2031). 

As a local government the City does not have the mandate or resources to fully address the gaps in child care accessibility, affordability, and quality on its own. The mandate for early learning and child care is mostly provincial, with some federal involvement. Support from senior levels of government and strong partnerships with others are needed. This Plan defines the City’s priorities and actions to meet local child care needs.

 

Statistics

Child Care Action Plan statistics infographic

Priorities & Priority Actions

Priorities

Priority Actions

Child Care Action Plan - priority actions 1-6

Targets for Child Care Spaces

Targets for creating additional child care spaces assist with planning and prioritization to meet community needs over the coming years.

To achieve the targets, local governments require support from senior levels of government, community partners, and others to address service gaps and to create new spaces. Given that the City does not have the mandate or resources to fully address the gaps in child care  on its own, support from senior levels of government and strong partnerships with others are needed. This Plan defines the City’s priorities and actions to meet child care needs.

The City of North Vancouver target is to create 1063 new licensed child care spaces over the next 10 years (by 2031) as follows:

Child Care Action Plan - table of Targets for Child Care Spaces

 



Contact Info

Heather Evans
Community Planner
Tel: 604-982-3993
Email: hevans@cnv.org

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