Resource Materials

Other Assorted ItemsTo support and enhance child care programs, Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral offers the following assorted items for monthly loan to registered child care providers:

  • Amaze 'n Marbles Maze Construction Set
  • Balance Beam (wooden)
  • Balance Beam (Walk the Wave) (2)
  • Bean Bag Toss (with stand)
  • Blocks (small wooden geometric shapes)

BackpacksVictoria Child Care Resource and Referral offers educational, interesting, and easy-to-carry backpacks for monthly loan to registered child care providers. Our backpack kits are simplified versions of our provocation boxes.

  • Alike and Different
  • Animals
  • Bugs
  • Colours, Numbers, and Letters
  • Community Workers
  • Farm
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Seasons and Weather
  • Train
  • Undersea

Our big books and storytelling kits are a wonderful way for you to share book reading with children and for them to participate in the story. If the big book has the noted “kit”, that means that there are extra storytelling props in the bag to use.

  • Barnyard Hullabaloo (kit)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear
  • What Do You See (kit)
  • Good Night Moon
  • Growing Vegetable Soup
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
  • Flower Garden

Book BagsTo support and enhance child care programs, Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral offers the following themed book bags for monthly loan to registered child care providers:

  • Africa
  • All About Me
  • Alzheimer
  • Animals
  • Award Winners
  • Caring For Me
  • Chapter Books
  • Classics

CCRR CD Library

  • Celtic Women of Song
  • Charlotte Diamond #1/2
  • Ella Jenkins #1/2/3
  • Enya #1/2
  • Feng Shui
  • Fred Penner #1/2
  • Guitar Escape

We have a very large die cut machine from Ellison that is a great tool for educators and care providers. We encourage you to use your finished items in “open-ended” art activities, storytelling times, and to create communication boards at your settings. If you would like to make use of our die cut machine, please call the office to reserve a time for a demonstration and to use the dies. The cost is $2.00 per half hour session (exact change is appreciated!).

Make sure you bring your own supplies (construction paper, cardstock, felt, sheet foam, wrapping paper, or wall paper).

Feltboard Stories

Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral offers colourful feltboard stories for monthly loan to registered child care providers. Each story comes with handmade felt figures, instructions, and a feltboard (if desired).

  • A House for Hermit Crab (2 sets)
  • Alligator Pie
  • Ask Mr. Bear (2 sets)
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See (2 sets)
  • Brown Bun
  • Bingo Song

Infant/Toddler EquipmentVictoria Child Care Resource and Referral offers infant/toddler equipment to our members who are home based child care providers for a six-month loan period. Upon receipt of a $25 fee per item and signing an Infant and Toddler Borrowing Contract, Home Based child care providers may borrow one or more of the following items:

  • Double, side-by-side jogger strollers
  • Triple strollers
  • Quad stroller
  • Pac n' Play cribs

Do Bugs Need Drugs?

Library Books (Sample of)

  • Adoption
  • Approaches to Child Rearing
  • Art/Craft Ideas
  • Bullying/Social Skills
  • Challenging Behaviours/Guidance
  • Child Care Business
  • Child Care Environments

Our literacy kits were created with generous funding from the Victoria Foundation. These are smaller sized provocation boxes that include books, puzzles, lacing activities, games, small animals, etc.

  • African Animals
  • Animals
  • All About Me
  • Letter & Shapes
  • Music
  • Season and Weather
  • Farm
  • Dinosaurs
  • Infant and Toddler
  • Insects
  • Transportation
  • Undersea

Activity Boxes

Victoria Child Care Resource and Referral offers a number of provocation boxes for monthly loan to registered child care providers. These boxes contain a variety of high quality play materials to supplement both family and centre-based child care programs.

Care is taken to ensure the boxes are inclusive: materials are non-sexist, multicultural and representative of children with special needs. Each box focuses on a particular developmental level or learning theme, including:

  • All About Me: A/B/C
  • Animals: North American
  • Animals: Wild
  • Asia: A/B
  • Camping