Child care that is accessible, affordable, and of a high standard is needed in every municipality. The City is committed to developing the child care resources needed to help all families.

Thank you for Telling us about your child care needs

Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill our our Child Car survey.

Information collected from the public will be used to propose targets for the creation of new child care spaces and to develop a list of recommended actions to help us achieve those targets.

You’ll have a chance to learn about the recommended actions at a community information session in spring 2020. And in summer 2020, City staff will present a public engagement summary and a draft child care action plan to Council for their consideration. The final plan, created with input from stakeholders including Fraser Health, child care facility operators, and staff at Tri-Cities child care organizations, will help the City and its partners improve access to child care spaces for Port Moody families.

In early 2019, Port Moody, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam each received $25,000 through the provincial government’s Community Child Care Planning Program to create child care action plans. As Fraser Health, School District 43, and a number of child care organizations serve the entire Tri-Cities area, the three municipalities are working together to deliver surveys and conduct interviews with partner organizations. The result of this work will be three distinct action plans tailored to meet the unique needs of each community.

For more information on this initiative, contact the Planning Department.

Early childhood development

We recognize the importance of early childhood development programs. As a member of the Tri Cities Early Childhood Development Committee, Port Moody strives to provide every child with the opportunities necessary to develop to their full potential. To find out what resources are available, please refer to the Tri Cities Community Resources Map.