Child Care

Our centres are part of a non-profit organization, the Douglas College Early Childhood Society works in partnership with Douglas College.  We provide licensed group care programs for children from 30 months to 5 years old.


Nurturing & Responsive Interactions

Quality, Safe, Trusting, Inclusive Environments

Respect & Acceptance Of Family Diversity

Consistent Team Approach Amongst The Staff

Creating A Sense Of Belonging Amongst The Community

Supporting, Responsive Partnerships With Families


We believe in children and families' rights to quality early childhood education:

  • where children can learn, play and thrive in safe, secure environments
  • with community-based care that reflects our social diversity
  • where inclusion and acceptance enable families to develop and strengthen community



We are open Monday to Friday

(Closed on statutory holidays, College closures, and staff professional development days) 

New Westminster Centre

7:30am - 6:00pm

Coquitlam Centre

7:00am -  6:00pm 

View for our address and phone numbers


If interested in submitting a Waitlist Application (PDF), please download and forward it to Susan Hall-Ford at


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A not-for-profit organization, DCECECS acknowledges the financial support received from the City of New Westminster to make our recent upgrade to the New Westminster playground Shade Sail easier to achieve.