Posted 29/03/2021 2:40:14 PM by Yvonne Chelczynski


Hours: Our CCRR offices will be closed for the Easter holidays from April 2 to 5, 2021. We will also be closed Saturday, May 22 and Monday, May 24, 2021, for Victoria Day.

Please note: Due to increasing costs of materials our photocopy rates are increasing to $.10 per copy for members and $.20 per copy for non-members.
Laminating fees will increase to $2.00 per foot for members, $3.00 per foot for non-members (minimum of one foot charged).

Spring Seasonal Resource Sheet - The sun is shining and the sound of birds chirping are our new alarm clocks. Spring calls on us to be outside, it’s time to get messy! Our Spring Resource Sheet suggestions and ideas can be incorporated into your daily outside activities. Download a copy today!

Early Learning Library – Discover the endless possibilities when our resources are combined! Learn more about combining resources in our CCRR Library News Blog.
Start-up Funding is available for licensed family child care providers and registered license-not-required child care providers – the YMCA Child Care Resource and Referral is providing limited financial startup funding to minimize financial barriers for individuals in the process of becoming licensed family child care providers or registered licence-not-required child care provider in one of our service areas (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Belcarra, Anmore, Burnaby, and New Westminster) and based on the availability of funds. For more information, please contact the Tri-Cities CCRR at 604-931-3400 or the Burnaby/New Westminster CCRR at 604-294-1109.
Need some help marketing your family child care? Join presenter Vicki Lepper for Marketing Your Family Child Care. This workshop will teach providers how to identify, articulate, and sell the benefits of their child care program to potential clients using both traditional strategies and technology. Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members. To register call 604-931-3400.
YMCA CCRR Program Evaluation Survey – Every year we provide child care providers, community partners, and families an opportunity to evaluate our program, it will take approximately five minutes to complete and we would love to hear from you!
Thank you to everyone that has already taken the survey, we value your feedback!

YMCA CCRR Spring Training – Most of our workshops are filling up fast! Don’t be disappointed, view our 2021 spring training schedule now!
2021 World Tour - Would you like to visit Scotland’s first Nature Kindergarten? The World Forum will take you on a virtual World Tour April 5-16, 2021. Twelve (virtual) days of educational highlights, including two live plenary sessions, personalized tour groups, daily educational highlights, and a look into the cultural underpinning of Early Childhood Education in ten different countries across the globe. Visit for details.
Using Your Outdoor Classroom – Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:00 pm PT. Nature Explore is offering a workshop on how well-designed natural outdoor classrooms help you support children’s healthy physical, emotional, intellectual and social development. Learn more.

The BC Council for Families is pleased to offer Supporting and Engaging Indigenous Fathers in a Group Setting – This interactive workshop is designed to provide a foundation for starting a relevant service that will engage and support Indigenous fathers in group models. Mondays, May 10, 17 & 31, 2021, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Read more about this Zoom training opportunity or register now.

Yvonne Chelczynski

About Yvonne Chelczynski


Yvonne enjoys jogging, Blue Jays Baseball and spending time with family and friends - including the furry variety. Yvonne is an Information and Referral Consultant at the YMCA CCRR.

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