Child care action plan

As part of our ongoing effort to support District families, we are exploring needs and challenges associated with accessing local child care, as a means of providing enhanced child care opportunities for all.

Building on our OCP objective to provide, facilitate, and support the establishment of child care spaces, our new Child Care Action Plan — being developed in consultation with parents, guardians, and child care providers — will offer short, medium, and long term goals and targets designed to foster child care over the next decade.

Share your thoughts

We want to hear from those organizations that provide child care in the District, as well as parents and guardians who access child care now, or anticipate a need for child care in the future.

We'll use your feedback to create our draft Child Care Action Plan, which we anticipate will be completed in the spring of 2020. ​

Thank you for your interest. This survey closed on January 26, 2020.

Project timeline

Phase 1 (October-November, 2019) — Best practices review

Review municipal best practices, existing child care spaces, and the child care facility development application process.

Phase 2 (October-December, 2019) — Community engagement

Interview child care providers, survey parents and guardians, and hold workshops with stakeholders.

Phase 3 (January, 2020) — Space creation action plan

Create a space creation plan to provide the foundation for our final report.

Phase 4 (March, 2020) — Draft and final report

Develop a final draft of the report to be presented to Council for adoption.

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