Langley City recognizes that child care is an important service for its residents, enables parents to work and contribute to the local economy, strengthens neighbourhoods and helps to build a more attractive, stable and complete community.
Why Child Care?
While childcare licensing and funding is a provincial responsibility, local governments play an important leadership role in planning, coordinating and advocating for childcare and supporting the delivery of quality childcare and early learning spaces. Child Care is an important need in Langley City, the Langley City’s Child Care Action Plan will help guide Langley City Staff and Langley Child Care Service providers to address childcare needs and issues.
Langley City Child Care Action Plan
Our City is growing, and to shape our municipality into a more livable and healthy for all residents, the City of Langley has developed a Child Care Action Plan to create and facilitate more affordable childcare opportunities in the community.
The City applied for a grant from the Union of BC Municipalities and in the spring of 2019, we received a $25,000 from the Ministry of Social and Family Development. The funds was used to create an action plan outlining actions by the city, service providers and other stakeholders and would lead to the creation of new childcare spaces over the next 10 years.
This study is the first of its kind in Langley City and outlines the current child care situation through consultation and research. The report provides a gaps analysis, an assessment of the need, identifies targets for child care space creation, and outlines strategic actions. The Action Plan includes recommendations and tools to create new child care spaces based on the gaps identified in the Needs Assessment.
Langley City received $25,000 from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) for this purpose, and engaged the services of CitySpaces Consulting to complete this Action Plan.
Findings from this Child Care Action Plan will provide Langley City with a better understanding of the City’s child care needs and a recommended course of action to address the identified gaps.
The recommended actions are grouped within six categories, presented here as priorities:
1. To improve child care affordability.
2. To increase the number of quality licensed spaces.
3. To strengthen partnerships and collaboration.
4. To explore strategies to address staffing challenges.
5. To review existing before and after-school programming and identify areas for expansion.
6. To monitor data and understand how child care needs change over time.
The Child Care Action Plan identifies recommendations and tools to address the challenges and gaps outlined in the Needs Assessment, and outlines an approach to guide Langley City in delivering new child care spaces.
On June 15, 2020 Langley City Council endorsed the Langley City Child Care Action Plan.
Successful child care provision requires partnerships and collaboration. Though many of these actions involve Langley City, the municipal role is primarily related to land use planning, zoning, and convening different parties to pursue actions. Funding is primarily the responsibility of the province, and service delivery is currently provided by the non-profit and private sectors.
For more information about Langley City's Child Care Action Plan, please contact Karlo Tamondong, Recreation Supervisor at email@example.com or 604-514-2867
The province is responsible for the licensing and monitoring of child care facilities in BC. Please refer to Fraser Health for information on the different types of child care programs and where licensed child care facilities can be found in Langley
The province of BC has published a guide to assist parents in selecting and monitoring child care:
Child Care BC is the provincial government's child care portal. It includes information on the different types of child care programs, finding and choosing child care, funding opportunities, opening or running a child care program, support for child care providers, etc.
Langley Children provides information and resources for parents and for people working with children ages 0-12. The website is maintained by the Langley Children's Committee that is a collaborative partnership of public and non-profit agencies operating in Langley on behalf of children aged 0-12 years.
The Child Care Resource & Referral (CCRR) Program offers free consultation, support, assistance with affordable child care benefit applications and referral services to parents seeking child care in Langley. The program supports child care providers through information, outreach, a resource library as well as networking and learning opportunities.
|Child Care Facility||Facility Address||Ages Licensed For||Manager||Contact Information|
|Bee Yourself Child Care||20555 56 Avenue||0-12 years||Chelsi DiCastri||604-619-9711|
|Beyond Elements Childcare Ltd.||5673 200 Street||0-5 years||Maria Shahgaldi||604-404-5089|
|Brainbox Montessori Learning Academy||20688 56 Avenue||0-5 years||Jia Liu||778-957-6588|
|Buttons 'N Bows Childcare Inc.||20190 48 Avenue||3-12 years||Leah Fearnside||604-209-4340|
|CEFA Early Learning||20510 Langley Bypass||0-5 years||Kulwinder Gill||604-533-2287|
|Community Kids Child Care||20050 53 Avenue||5-12 years||Joan Nielsen||778-240-9858|
|Cookie Monster Preschool||20550 Douglas Crescent||Preschool||Karlo Tamondong||604-514-2865|
|Douglas Park Community Preschool and Child Care||2409 206 Street||0-6 years||Dawn Adamson||604-828-3731|
|Educare Early Learning Langley Ltd.||20249 56 Avenue||0-5 years||Jason Bains||604-510-8486|
|Foxglove School Age Care||20011 44 Avenue||5-12 years||Kirsten Hutchinson||604-786-6985|
|Global Montessori Learning Centre||19785 55A Avenue||0-12 years||Shelley Carruthers||604-534-1556|
|Home Away from Home Childcare||5003 205 Street||0-12 years||Patricia Petusson||604-789-9856|
|Kiddie Kollege Langley||20106 53 Avenue||0-5 years||Kuljit Kanwal||604-530-0311|
|Kidspace Daycare||20202 52 Avenue||0-12 years||Amanda Memphis||604-534-6438|
|Leap Frog's Daycare||4574 196 Street||0-12 years||Nicola Haddock||778-245-3658|
|Mere Bear Daycare||20576 51A Avenue||0-12 years||Merideth Dew||778-878-2191|
|Munchkin Manor Childcare||20080 48 Avenue||0-12 years||Jacyln Wallace||604-510-1967|
|Nurturing Hearts Montessori Daycare||21025 48 Avenue||0-12 years||Michelle Edwardes||604-533-1805|
|Parkview Academy of Learning Inc.||20955 Old Yale Road||0-12 years||Tracie Mciver||778-689-6721|
|Piggy Ooo's Daycare Centre||5700 Langley Bypass||0-5 years||Olivia Tran||604-562-8985|
|Rainforest Learning Centre Inc.||5100 206 Street||0-12 years||Stacy Rohan||604-880-0397|
|Rock N Tots Daycare||20216 53 Avenue||0-12 years||Chandra Surinak||604-530-9644|
|The Learning Circle||102 5844 Glover Road||0-5 years||Tessa Popoff||604-532-7977|
|Top Tier Daycare Ltd.||4492 203 Street||0-12 years||Nicole Delaney||604-612-1593|
|Wind and Tide Preschool - Alice Brown||20011 44 Avenue||Preschool||Anne Phillips||604-514-3009|
|Wind and Tide Preschool - Newlands||20719 48 Avenue||Preschool||Shelley||604-533-1311|
|Wind and Tide - Uplands||4471 207A Street||Preschool||Sacha Doornbos||604-532-1975|
|Wise Owl Montessori Childcare Inc.||4471 207A Street||0-12 years||Micheala Demcak||778-278-3090|
|Wonder Years Day Care - Fraser Crossing||5537 207 Street||0-5 years||Gulshan Mangat||604-530-6554|