Early Years Services

Early Years Services

Early years services are separate and distinct from other services offered by the ministry for young families (e.g. child care, child protection, mental health, or supports for children and youth with special needs), but help to broaden the range of supports available to children and families in BC.

The system of early years services in BC is large and complex, with numerous government ministries, health authorities, school districts, Indigenous governments, municipalities, and hundreds of community organizations sharing the roles and responsibilities of providing supports to families.

Early years services are delivered entirely through contracted organizations. These service organizations are strong advocates for families and children. They aim to respond to families’ unique needs. Early years services can help connect families to the services they need, provide them with effective social supports and networks, and ultimately support the wellness of both a child and family.



Early Years Centre contact information

Julie Van Eesteren, Coordinator: julie.vaneesteren@sscs.ca, 604 815 3808


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