The BCITSA Childcare Centre strives to promote the child’s development ­emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. Our philosophy is that each child needs to develop at their own pace in a stimulating, secure and responsive environment. Through a well-planned curriculum, our goal is to provide a variety of learning experiences in all areas of development. We offer a “play base program” for our children complete with science, language and math, music and art. We have a beautiful fully-fenced landscaped outdoor area complete with sandbox, climbing wall, slide, bike track, lots of room to run, and a covered area for those rainy days. We are located on the beautiful BCIT campus alongside the picturesque Guichon creek. We value the child’s individuality and growing understanding of themselves and their world. Learning is continually integrated and extended through play.

The Childcare Centre was opened in September 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.

Our three (3) centres are licensed to serve:

  • (50) Children aged 3 – 5 years;
  • (12) Toddlers aged 18 months – 3 years;

Hours of Operation

The Little Duckling Room
Centre A (3 – 5)
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
The Little Acorn Room
Centre B (Toddler)
Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Ladybug Room
Centre C (3 – 5)
Monday – Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm

*Maximum of 9 hours per stay
**The Childcare Centre runs all year round with a short Christmas break.

Monthly Fee* 

BCIT Students, Faculty & Staff

3 – 5 Centre         $895.00/month
Toddler Centre   $1335.00/month

General Community

3 – 5 Centre         $995.00/month
Toddler Centre   $1485.00/month

The above monthly fees include two healthy snacks and lunch per day.
If your child is under 36 months they receive $350.00 off their monthly fee’s.  If your child is 36 months + they receive $100.00 off their monthly fee’s.

*For the BCIT academic year of September 1, 2020, to August 31, 2021


Our staff are skilled, trained Early Childhood Educators/Assistants, and we encourage all of our staff to pursue ongoing professional development. In addition, our staff meets the legislative requirements that are laid out in the Community Care and Assisted Living Act: Child Care Licensing Regulation. For further information please visit the British Columbia, Ministry of Health page at