About Us

The Child Development Centre was established in 1979 in a small trailer behind one of the local schools. In 1989, we moved to our current location and with some renovations, we have created a space where families can come and feel welcome. We now have over 35 dedicated staff in Whitehorse and the communities and see over 900 children a year.

Our staff specialize in the areas of speech and language, play, social and emotional development, cognition, and fine and gross motor skills. We believe:

  • families are the most important people in a child's life and that we are most effective when we work in partnership with the family;
  • the development of young children is enhanced by providing services as early as possible;
  • that by working in partnership with other community members we can build a better community for children and families; and
  • in a bright future full of hopes and dreams for every child.

Our Locations:

The main office for the Child Development Centre is located at:
1000 Lewes Boulevard
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
(867) 456-8182
Toll-free: 1-866-835-8386
: info@cdcyukon.ca

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Centre is closed from mid-June to mid-August, and on weekends.

In Kwanlin Dun we are located at:
Dusk'a Headstart and Family Learning Centre
(867) 633-7820

In Watson Lake:
Contact (867) 536-5254

In Dawson City:
Contact (867) 993-3028

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