The Childcare Centre was opened in January of 2013 because of the recognized need by the BCIT community for childcare services on the BCIT Burnaby campus. In particular, it was recognized that those families with young children whose parents were striving to educate themselves, would not be able to attend the excellent educational opportunities provided by BCIT unless they could have childminding support for their young children. Thus the students of the day, through their Student Association, and in collaboration with the leadership team of BCIT, pushed for and supported the construction and operation of the Childcare centre with support from their student fees. As such, placement priority is given to the BCIT Students, Faculty and Staff, however, as space permits, all families from the greater community are welcome and once enrolled, are not displaced by enrollment needs of the members of the BCIT community.
The BCITSA Childcare Centre strives to promote your child’s development emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually. We believe each child has the right to learn at their own pace in a safe, secure, and encouraging environment. Our daycare offers a play-based program, featuring fun ways for the children to learn math, science, language, music, and art. We’re located on the beautiful BCIT campus alongside the picturesque Guichon Creek, and we offer a fully fenced and landscaped play area which includes an outdoor sandbox, climbing wall, slide, bike track, and plenty of covered areas for rainy days.