Cowichan Child Care Council
The Cowichan Child Care Council promotes high quality, accessible, & affordable child care in the Cowichan Region. The Council actively works to develop a strategic plan for child care in collaboration with families and multiple partners within the region and across all levels of government.
The Council keeps a record of licensed child care spaces by type within the Cowichan Region. In 2010 the Council was instrumental in alerting Cowichan communities and the provincial government of the significant loss of child care spaces in the region.
The Council works to address the training and supply of qualified early childhood educators in the region in collaboration with educational institutions. It also helps to provide direction regarding recruitment and retention of child care staff.
Through reports, conferences and other media the Council helps to educate the general public, agencies, planners, and elected representatives at all levels of government about the importance of early education and child care on the social and economic well-being of the community.
The Council conducts research and shares findings and recommendations on land use policy that would promote the creation of new child care facilities.
Child Care Publications
*NEW* Early Childhood Education and Care in the Cowichan Valley (September 2011) is now available. Click in the report cover below to download a copy of the report.
Click on the links below to read older reports and news releases regarding child care in Cowichan:
Child Care in the Cowichan Valley 2007
Child Care Losses in Cowichan (July 2010)
Cowichan Child Care Council Releases Response to UNICEF Report of Child Care (September 2009)
Cowichan Child Care Council (July 2009)
Social Planning Cowichan Board Explains Cowichan Child Care Crisis to Minister (March 2008)
Cowichan School Closures Would Negatively Impact Regional Child Care (February 2008)