Child care services
Ensures quality, accessible and comprehensive childcare services for Yukon children and families. Some services include: childcare subsidies; direct operating grants to licensed child facilities. Callers should be directed to the number listed for detailed programming descriptions.
Child Care Services' programs promote the development of accessible, affordable quality child care for families in all Yukon communities.
The unit provides administrative, consultative and support services, and licenses child care facilities to ensure they follow legislated standards. The unit achieves its goals by working in partnership with centre directors, child care workers and day home operators.
Child Care Services delivers seven service programs designed to help individual families and licensed child care facilities. These services include: childcare subsidies and direct operating grants to licensed child facilities. Callers should be directed to the number listed for detailed programming descriptions.
Child care providers
Information, forms, guidelines, and policies for child care providers.
Child care subsidy
The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families who need child care for their children and may not be able to afford the cost of child care.
Choosing child care
Good child care promotes a child’s full development through a happy and safe environment, nutritious food and lots of opportunities for active learning and play with a culturally appropriate program.
Direct Operating Grant
The grant provides funding to child care programs to help ongoing operating and maintenance costs and to help reduce the pressure on programmes having to raise parent fees.
Early Childhood Education Bursary
Financial support for Yukon residents pursuing studies in Early Childhood Education is now available.
Early Learning and Child Care Bilateral Agreement
Funding from the bilateral agreement will benefit Yukon children, parents, licensed child care owners and early childcare care educators.
Opening a Family Day Home
If you are caring for children in your home, you may want to be licensed as a family day home.
Supported Child Care Program
The principal of the supported child care program is to provide additional needed support for children with special needs in child care settings.
Child Care Services Unit
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3492
Child Care Services Unit (H-12)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 9010 Quartz Road | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]