Children and Youth

Our quality programs support children and their families to develop understanding, acceptance, and respect for diversity. We provide a range of services including inclusive childcare and school-age programs, youth, leisure and social programs, and children’s respite.

Inclusive Child Care Development Centres

DDA offers family-centered childcare programs in Vancouver and Richmond. We ensure our developmentally appropriate environments are staffed with caring and well-qualified early childhood educators and child & youth workers.

If your child requires additional support, please contact the Supported Child Development Program in Vancouver at 604-451-5511 (ext 1424) or in Richmond at 604-279-7010.

Below is a list of our child development centres and contact information. If you are interested in a waitlist application for your child, please apply online with our waitlist application form below.

Waitlist Application Form

Berwick (3-5 years old)UBC

2765 Osoyoos Crescent, Vancouver


Half Day Program: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Full Day Program: 8:00am – 5:30pm

Brock Junction (5-12 years old) East Vancouver

4860 Main Street, Vancouver


September to June Hours: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
School Holidays and Professional Days Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm
July to August Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Champlain (3-5 years old)Champlain Heights

7760 Stikine Place, Vancouver


Full Day Hours: 7:30am – 5:40pm
Half Day Hours: 8:30pm – 1:30pm

Creekside (10 months – 5 years old)Olympic Village

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

604 872 5007

Child Care Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Preschool Hours: 9:15am – 1:15pm

Fraserview (10 months – 5 years old)South Vancouver

6363 Lanark Street, Vancouver

236 521 8453

Child Care Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Kids at GF Strong (3 months – 5 years old)GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre

4255 Laurel Street, Vancouver


Child Care Hours:  7:30am – 5:30pm

Kids in General (3 months -5 years old)Vancouver General Hospital

889 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver


Child Care Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm

Playhouse (12 months – 3 years old)East Vancouver

4107 Brant Street, Vancouver


Child Care Hours: 7:45am – 5:30pm

Riverside (3-5 years old)Richmond

5862 Dover Crescent, Richmond


Full Day Hours: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Half Day Hours: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Child Development Services Brochure

To learn more about our programs and see our locations on a map, view our brochure below.

2023 – Child & Youth Brochure

Leisure Challenge

The Leisure Challenge Program offers after-school opportunities for youth ages 13-19 years with developmental disabilities. Our community-based program offers inclusive recreation, and enhances social and life skills development.

Leisure Challenge Program:
5175 Dumfries Street,
Vancouver, BC V5P 3A2

Hours of Operation:
September – June
Monday to Friday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
School Holidays & Professional Days: 8:30am – 6:00pm

Program entry is open to all families living in the Vancouver region. For more information, please contact the team lead at or your local CYSN (Child and Youth with Special Needs) social workers from the Ministry of Child and Family Services. 

Children’s Respite Services

We arrange a suitable caregiver to take care of your child with a developmental disability, so you and your family can take a needed break.

For children ages 6 to 18, referrals to DDA Respite Services must be made by The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).

For more information on our respite services, please visit our Family Support page.