Child Care Action Plan

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We would like to thank you for your participation in the development of the Child Care Action Plan through the surveys, an Open House, in-person interviews and surveys. Your input assisted us in identifying child care gaps, challenges and opportunities in our community. All information gathered informed the recommendations presented in the new Child Care Action Plan. Explore this page for Background, the Plan itself, Supporting Documents and more! 

Become a Member of the Child Care Action Table (CCAT)

We are looking for individuals and representatives from organizations to form the CCAT. The CCAT will oversee the work related to the Child Care Action Plan, with the mission to act as a responsive, goal-oriented, project-based work group. As our community continues to grow and diversify, quality childcare in Maple Ridge is of the utmost importance. We need your help! 

Member Expectations
Expectations of CCAT members include attendance and active participation in the group’s work; representing the interests of Child Care Action Table members; and acting as an advocate for the Child Care Action Plan. Members at Large shall serve for a minimum term of two years commencing at their time of appointment. 

When & How
We are recruiting members now until end of September, with the intention to have a fully formed Table in the fall with meetings beginning in October. If you would like to become a Member at Large on the Child Care Action Table, please contact us via email or call 604-466-4339.


CCNA Background

Background & Plan Development


Maple Ridge received a $25,000 grant to create a Child Care Action Plan in Spring 2019 from the provincial Community Child Care Planning Program, through the Union of BC Municipalities. 

Opportunities for input included:
  1. Stakeholder Open House (happened on March 12)
  2. Parent/Guardian Survey (closed December 2019)
  3. Provider/Operator Survey (closed January 2020)
  4. Focus Groups (completed January 2020)
Other work included:
  • An inventory of existing child care spaces, service levels and types of programs in different neighbourhoods;
  • Identification of short, medium and long-term targets for new spaces, and;
  • Consultation with additional stakeholders, including Fraser Health, School District 42 and organizations that serve local families.
The Child Care Action Plan was endorsed by City Council.

Strategic Directions
Based on the findings of the needs assessment, the following strategic directions have been recommended for the Maple Ridge Child Care Action Plan:
  1. Policy & Planning
  2. Advocacy
  3. Creating & Supporting Spaces
  4. Accessibility & Inclusion
  5. Collaboration & Partnerships
  6. Monitoring & Research
  7. Promotion & Marketing
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For more information, contact:


Jen Baillie
Children’s Recreation Programmer
jbaillie@mapleridge.ca
604-466-4339