Request Temporary Emergency Child Care
Essential services workers in need of emergency child care during the COVID-19 pandemic
How the Service Works

Working with Community Care Licensing at the Ministry of Health, we are compiling a list of all licensed child care centres that are open and have available spaces.

- The list will be shared with all contracted Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) centres across the province
- Each CCRR will act as a hub and match essential service workers with local child care centres that have available spaces.


Child Care Priority by Essential Service Type

Child care providers in receipt of Temporary Emergency Funding will prioritize placements for your children based on the essential services workers list using the following tiered system:

Tier 1 – Highest Priority

Health and Health Services
Social Services
Law Enforcement
First Responders and Emergency Response
Children approved to access care at a designated Young Parent Program and/or referred to the child care facility by MCFD and Delegated Aboriginal Agency social workers
  • Provision of child care services for front-line workers
  • Community Health Workers
  • Military Health Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners*
  • Nurse Specialists*
  • Nurses - Licensed Practical
  • Nurses - Registered
  • Paramedics
  • Personal Support Workers
  • Pharmacy Workers
  • Physicians - Emergency
  • Physicians - Primary/Family
  • Physicians - Specialists
  • Public Health Workers
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Other Health Care Workers
This service is for families who are in need of child care for children aged infant to 12 years, with highest priority going to the following workers:
- Health and Health Services
- Social Services
- Law Enforcement
- First Responders and Emergency Response
- Children approved to access care at a designated Young Parent Program and/or referred to the child care facility by MCFD and Delegated Aboriginal Agency social workers
  • Community Health Services
  • Critical Care
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Home Care Services
  • Hospitals
  • Indigenous Health Services
  • Long-Term Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Public Health
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Canada - British Columbia
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