OUR HISTORY

City Hall Child Care Society grew out of an initiative in 1974 by Alderwoman Darlene Marzari and the Vancouver Municipal and Regional Employees Union.  With the assistance of Vancouver’s Civic Planning Department, the Daycare was established in 1975 and the Centre officially opened in June of 1976.

 

Since its inception, the Centre has occupied the 12th and Cambie site.  Ownership transferred from the Vancouver School Board to the City of Vancouver and in 1988/89 the site was redeveloped into its present location.

 

Discussions during redevelopment between the City of Vancouver and City Hall Child Care Society led to the present purpose built facility. The Infant Care Program opened in 1991 to the already existing Under 3 Program and Over 3 Program. The Additional Support Program started in 1992 providing support to those children requiring extra support.  The addition of those two new programs created Vancouver’s first comprehensive Child Care Program serving children from 3 months to Kindergarten Entry, thus paving the way for the beginning of many more programs of the same format.

PARENT INVOLVEMEMNT

City Hall Child Care Society relies on parent involvement and support to help govern, and maintain the society.  Parents are required to volunteer 12 hours annually for each child enrolled full time or 6 hours annually for each child enrolled part time.  Parents involvement may include governance through a

Board of Directors position, cleaning/maintenance, fundraising or committee involvement.  

For families who choose, there is a payment option ($25.00/hour) to opt out of parent participation duties.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

CHCCS provides 3 programs for children 3 months to 5 years. 

All children enrolled at CHCCS must be fully immunized as per Ministry of Health recommendations

Infant Program     8 Spaces / 3 FT Staff   Children age out of the Infant Program at the end of their 22nd month

 

U3 Program        12 Spaces / 4 FT Staff   Children age out of the U3 Program on their 3rd birthday

O3 Program        25 Spaces / 4 FT Staff   Children age out of the O3 Program  August 31 of their kindergarten year

STAFF

All permanent educators at City Hall Child Care Society are trained in child development and the guiding principles of Early Childhood Education. Staff are licensed to practice by the province of British Columbia, possess current First Aid certification and have a valid and up to date criminal record search.  City Hall Child Care is a unionized child care program and child care staff are members of the BCGEU.  

STUDENTS & VOLUNTEERS

City Hall Child Care Society is happy to provide a volunteer & practicum setting for individuals interested in or studying Early Childhood Education. 

We believe students and volunteers play an integral role in helping to  enhance our environment.  We welcome their new ideas and contibutions. 

Students and volunteers are not responsible for primary caregiving and are never unsupervised. 

     A DAY IN  THE LIFE of THE INFANT PROGRAM

The U3 Program...

     A DAY IN  THE LIFE of THE U3 PROGRAM

The U3 Program...

     A DAY IN  THE LIFE of THE O3 PROGRAM

The U3 Program...