Child Care Resource and Referral

Helping parents and childcare providers

COVID-19 Update: Playgroups have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. In place of the Squamish playgroup, we have organized Thursday morning Walk and Talks. We meet at Brennan Park at 9am, at the Discovery Way trailhead. We make our way to the Adventure Centre together, where we stop and enjoy a snack. We then make our way back. All measures are taken to ensure physical distancing while we connect and enjoy the distance, together.

The Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCRR) is here to help all parents/guardians and childcare providers in the Corridor.

For parents, we:

  • Organize playgroups – a great way to spend a morning. Playgroups in Squamish and Pemberton take place in local parks rain or shine. We provide toys, equipment, snacks and activities.
  • Connect you to childcare providers.
  • Run a lending library with toys, resource boxes, equipment and books.
  • Help you access the provincial government’s Child Care Benefit Program.
  • Provide monthly workshops for parents and educators.

For childcare providers, we:

  • Help you in your decision to register as a License Not Required Care Provider (caring for up to two children other than your own) or to go through the licensing process through Vancouver Coastal Health to become a Licensed Family Daycare.
  • Run monthly workshops. Register here.
  • Provide monthly workshops for parents and educators.
  • Provide bi-monthly network meetings.
  • Publish a quarterly newsletter.

Squamish Child Care Facility Guide

Opening hours

This program runs in Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton. The Squamish office regular office hours below:

  • Mondays 9am – 4pm
  • Tuesdays 12 – 7pm
  • Wednesdays 9am – 4pm
  • Thursdays 1 – 4pm (and we run a playgroup Thursdays from 9:30 -11:30am)

This program is funded by the Province of British Columbia.

“Friendly reliable staff that takes your concerns very seriously and helps to address them. As well as helps to facilitate anything you may need help with in the child care environment.”

- Program participant

CCRR contact information

Squamish - Lisa McIntosh CCRR Coordinator:, 604-815-4144

Squamish - Nicole Harper CCRR Consultant:, 604-815-4144

Whistler - Stephanie Momy CCRR Consultant:, 604-815-7520

Pemberton - Grace Chadsey CCRR Consultant:, 604-698-6935

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Playgroup information

Playgroups are a great way to spend a morning with other families.

If your child is six or younger, please join us for a free playgroup. This drop-in program is for childcare providers, parents, friends and relatives and the children in their care. The morning of free play wraps up with a short session of songs, rhymes and stories.

We offer outdoor Playgroups in Pemberton and Squamish during the summer months and rotate among the parks in the community.

In Squamish, the Indoor Playgroup runs from October 1 until May 1 at 38024 Fourth Ave in the Group Room.

CCRR provides toys, equipment, snacks and activities. To find out when there will be a CCRR playgroup near you, give 604 815 4144 a call.

In Brackendale, the Family Drop-in takes place in Room 18 at Brackendale Elementary on Fridays from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM. This event follows the school calendar and are closed on Pro D days and holidays.


For more drop-ins and playgroups, click here.