Squamish is a rapidly growing community with many new families moving here every year. Many of these families need access to childcare programs for their children. In Canada, parents are encouraged to participate as fully as possible in their children’s education and you will find a number of groups and educational opportunities both for pre-school children (under 5) and for children outside of school hours. The government also encourages this by providing various subsidies and tax allowances to help. However, there are also various regulations you need to know about, particularly for children in cars, when disciplining them, and when you are not able to be with them yourself. For more information on Child Care and help for young families check:

There are also many organizations and groups within Squamish that can help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Check out the list below to find helpful information on community organizations: