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! 
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