Child Care Development Advisory Committee

The Child Care Development Advisory Committee’s purpose is to provide advice (e.g. information, options, analysis and recommendations) to Richmond City Council regarding the planning, development, support and promotion of a range of quality, affordable and accessible child care in Richmond.

There are 12 voting members, each serving a term of two years. Members of the Child Care Development Advisory Committee represent a range of child care development knowledge, experience and perspectives including:

  • the City’s ethno cultural diversity;
  • experience in child care development issues, needs and solutions;
  • parents;
  • community child care related organizations (e.g. Richmond Child Care Resource and Referral Centre);
  • business and the development community (e.g. Urban Development Institute);
  • health and human environment;
  • community planning;
  • organizational development;
  • accounting and finance;
  • communications and public relations;
  • other, as appropriate.

The City also provides a Council liaison and a staff liaison as non-voting members.

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

Annual Report and Work Program

Review the Child Care Development Advisory Committee 2022 Annual Report and 2023 Work Program for information about the Committee's priorities.

Child Care Month

2023 Supporting Richmond's ChildrenMay is celebrated annually in B.C. and in the City of Richmond as Child Care Month. This provides an opportunity to celebrate the dedication and commitment that Early Childhood Educators and child care providers demonstrate each day in our community.

The Richmond Child Care Development Advisory Committee, in collaboration with Richmond Child Care Resource and Referral (a program of Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives) and the Richmond Public Library hosted public events for Child Care Month in May 2023:

  • A symposium for Early Childhood Educators, Child Care Providers and Parents titled Supporting Richmond's Children, featured four presentations; and
  • A Children's Art Exhibition that featured original creations from local child care programs.

2022 Children's Art Exhibition

Child Care Month recognizes and celebrates the work of Early Childhood Educators and child care providers who create nurturing, caring and educational programs for children enrolled in over 7,700 licensed child care spaces in Richmond.