Our Programs


Anyone can make a referral to the Child Development Centre. To make a referral, fill out our online referral form or call us. If you are making the referral on behalf of a family, please make sure the family knows about the referral and is in agreement.

Our staff

In addition to our admin staff, we employ speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, developmental therapists, therapy assistants, a psychologist, a teacher, an intake coordinator and a diagnostic coordinator.

Conatct us

Call or email if you have any questions or concerns about your child's development. We can help answer your questions or help you make a referral to see one of our therapists.

If you need to fax us, our number is (867) 393.6374.

We also welcome feedback from families and community members and collect information on a yearly basis. Please feel free to give us a call at anytime. If you have concerns about our services, we will listen and respond in a fair and timely manner. Click here for our complaint policy.

Our Programs

The Child Development Centre offers a variety of programs and services designed to meet the unique needs of children and families. Therapists and families work together to develop a Family Plan that includes goals that are important to the family.

We provide a wide range of services; from answering questions about behaviour, sleep and feeding, to providing physiotherapy or speech language therapy, to working with families whose child has just received a diagnosis. Some of the services we offer include:

  • ideas to try at home; 
  • developmental assessments and follow-up;
  • therapy; 
  • groups for children and/or parents;
  • visits to childcare centres; and 
  • child and youth diagnostic and support services.

We see children and families in their home, childcare centre, at the Child Development Centre or anywhere in their community that suits them best. Your child does not need to have a diagnosis. If you have questions about your child's development contact us, we are here to help. To inquire about accessing services, you can call, email or fill out our online referral form

Whitehorse locations - downtown and Kwanlin Dün

We offer services through our 2 main locations in Whitehorse. One is located at 206 Hanson Street, and the other is through our office in Kwanlin Dün, which is located in the Dusk'a Headstart Family Learning Centre.

Outreach to rural communities

We travel to all the rural communities to see families. Teams of therapists visit communities monthly or bi-monthly, staying for 2 - 3 days in communities that are farther away. View our current travel schedule.

The Follow Along Program

This program is for parents who want to know more about their child's development, know what to expect next and ask questions. It is for children birth to 3 years of age in Whitehorse and up to 4 years of age in the communities. Call us if you are interested in a Follow Along appointment for you and your child.

Early Learning Program Support

Our Early Learning Program Support (ELPS) team works collaboratively with licensed child care programs and early childhood educators to provide support in areas they request. For instance, sometimes children struggle with following the daily routine used by a child care centre. Our Early Learning Program Support team can help. This could be offering strategies to engage children with diverse needs in activities, or suggestions to support the unique needs of a specific child. We work alongside early childhood educators, and take their lead in how they want us to help. We can also offer professional development tailored to the needs of the centre/employees. We are non-government, and our services are provided free of charge. Visit our ELPS Can Help Facebook page for contact information.

What You Can Expect From Us.....

The Child Development Centre is committed to providing quality service using a family centered approach. 

We will listen and value your opinions, ideas and culture. 

  •  You and your family are the key people in your child’s plan and progress.
  •  You are an expert on your child.
  •  You are the ultimate decision-maker for your child.
  •  We will welcome and support you in whatever ways you want to participate.

Our services will be of excellent quality. 

  • Our staff are highly qualified to provide early intervention and family centered care.

We will keep information about your child and family confidential and private. 

  • We will not give out any information about you or your family without your permission.
  • However, confidentiality can be broken if your child may be in danger of neglect or abuse or the court subpoenas the information.

We will work with you to create a Family Plan within 3–6 months of regular service. 

  • The Family Plan will come from your family’s priorities and needs.
  • You know best what kind of involvement or support you and your child need. We will provide our therapeutic opinions and together create a plan that makes sense.

We will give you information. 

  • We will give you information that will help you make decisions about the care that will best meet your child’s needs.
  • We will let you know the benefits and risks to any intervention that is suggested.
  • We will talk with you on a regular basis and try and provide information in a timely manner.
  • We will answer any questions you have.

You can have access to your child’s personal health information. 

  • We will provide you with copies of your child's written reports and assessments.
  • If you would like to look at your child's file, put your request in writing to the executive director and arrangements will be made.

We will listen to your concerns. 

  • If you are not happy with the services you and your child are receiving please tell us.
  • We will respond to your concerns in a fair and timely manner.
  • Your concerns will never result in a barrier to receiving services.