Child Care Action Plan

The Township is preparing a Child Care Action Plan to improve access to affordable, quality child care in our community.

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Thank you to everyone that took the time to share your thoughts and ideas on local child care during the first phase of this project! Over 1000 people provided input online and over 100 people participated in a small group conversation or workshop. The input collected during this phase has been summarized in the Phase One Community Engagement Report .

As for next steps, the community input, along with other research and analysis, will help us prepare a draft Child Care Action Plan, with space creation targets for the next 10 years, and actions that the Township and broader community could take to meet the targets. 

We hope that you will be able to participate in this next phase of the project. Please stay tuned for more details on future opportunities to provide your input and feedback.


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Looking for child care or after school programs? Check out our licensed preschools and active beyond the bell program. For a list of child care providers in your neighbourhood, contact the Langley Child Care Resource and Referral Program .

Project Overview

The Child Care Action Plan will assess current needs and trends, and identify space creation targets for the next 10 years, along with actions that the Township and the broader community could take to meet the targets. The information will also be shared with the Province, and may inform future provincial investments in child care space creation in the community. While child care licensing and funding is a provincial responsibility, local governments can play an important role in planning and supporting the provision of child care and early learning.

Work to prepare the Plan will formally get underway in October 2019, and is currently anticipated to conclude in July 2020, with the implementation phase to follow. Langley City and the Township of Langley are partnering on the first phase of the project, which focuses on community engagement, and will then develop separate Action Plans. Funding for this project is being provided by the UBCM Community Child Care Planning Program. For more information, please see Report to Council 18-165 .

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Community Development Division