The Child Development Centre is a not for profit agency that was established in 1979 in a small trailer behind one of the local schools. In 1989, they moved to their current location and with some renovations, they have created a space where families can come and feel welcome. They now have over 35 dedicated staff in Whitehorse and the communities and see over 900 children a year.
Their staff specialize in the areas of speech and language, play, social and emotional development, cognition, and fine and gross motor skills.
The main office for the Child Development Centre is located at:
1000 Lewes Boulevard
P.O. Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
In Kwanlin Dun they are located at:
Dusk'a Headstart and Family Learning Centre
In Watson Lake:
Contact (867) 536-5254
In Dawson City:
Contact (867) 993-3028
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.