Child Care

Are you an Aboriginal student, faculty or staff member looking for child care? If so, visit the UBC Child Care website and let them know you are looking for a space(s). The wait list can be long, therefore it is good to contact them right away. Other options exist in the broader community, some of which are listed below.


Musqueam Childcare Centre and Co-Operative Pre-School

The Musqueam Childcare Centre provides services for three to five year olds focused on their specific needs and development. Hours of operation are from 8:00am to 5:30pm. Co-operative pre-school is available to all pre-school aged children to prepare them for kindergarten and elementary school.

6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, BC
Ph: (604)263-3261


Sundance Daycare

The Sundance Daycare, which operates through the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, provides services for children from the ages of 3 through 6. The daycare is one of the centre’s longest running programs and is committed to keeping the daycare fees below the city wide average. One staff member is qualified for special needs children.

1607 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC
Ph: (604)251-4844
Fax: (604)251-1986
Email: info@vafcs.org


Emma’s Early Learning and Care Centre and Tupper Young Parent Services

Emma’s child care centre provides services for children aged 4 weeks to 3 years and helps mothers achieve self-reliance and independence by combining part-time and full-time academic work, counselling, vocational advice, and health and parenting information.

3839 Carolina Street, Vancouver, BC
phone: (604)879-1121
email: jchakrab@ywcavan.org


Crabtree Corner Family and Emergency Early Learning and Care Centre

Located in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, this center provides services including a hot lunch program, housing and support groups, and an early learning and child care centre which offers short-term emergency care for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years.

533 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
phone: (604)216-1655
email: mhockley@ywcavan.org


Need More Information?

Additional child care information is available at the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre website.
phone: 604-709-5699
email: fir@wstcoast.org


If you have concerns about finding child care or the lack of child care on the UBC campus, contact:

Aurelia Kinslow
Aboriginal Student and Community Development Officer
First Nations House of Learning
T: 604-822-8941
E: fnhl.community@ubc.ca


Page Modified: September 28, 2016

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