Young Parent Program & Early Care and Learning for Young Children

Growing Together Child Care Centre is a designated Young Parent Program offering exceptional early care and learning to young children (0 to 5 years old) as well as supports and resources for young parents so they may be successful in completing their basic education.

For a young parent whose first child was born before age 20, full funding may be available to cover the costs of child care, including two nourishing meals daily, First Nations Elder support, supported child development and public health care, parenting support, and much more! 

For a single parent who is currently receiving income assistance, full funding may also be available. The Single Parent Employment Initiative provides financial assistance to single parents receiving income and disability assistance to secure sustainable employment.  In addition to the current services and supports available through the Employment Program of BC, single parents may also be eligible for:

  • Up to 12 months of funded training or paid work experience placements;
  • Child care costs covered while participating in the program and throughout the first year of employment if you are eligible for a childcare subsidy; and
  • If you are a single parent assessed as needing training in order to gain employment in one of today’s in-demand occupations, you will be able to continue receiving income assistance for up to 12 months while participating in approved training.

Eligible single parents can access these services and supports through their local WorkBC Employment Services Centre.