Nakwaye Ku Daycare

Nakwaye Ku is a non-profit child care centre for children of students, staff, faculty and the general public. The daycare, located at Yukon College, Ayamdigut campus, offers quality child care for children aged 18 months to pre-kindergarten and is open from 7:30am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Daycare Program Description
The program is based on a “learning through play” philosophy.  Programming is based on observed interests and children are involved in a variety of activities.  Mutual respect and genuine caring must be present for a meaningful relationship to develop.

The Center is licensed for 36 children, this allows for two toddler groups of six children with 2 staff and three preschool groups of eight with 3 staff.  In most cases, the toddler group runs at least 1-2 children below maximum capacity. 

Each staff is responsible to do programming for their group, such as circle time and art activities.  The staff works together as a team and share the responsibilities of planned and free play activities (indoor and outdoor), gym, and cleaning.  In addition, we have a staff member that covers staff breaks, heats children’s lunches and responsible for laundry and cleaning. 

At the daycare we provide information for parents posted beside the entrance door and email monthly newsletters to provide information for the parents.  The volunteer Board consists of parents, a college representative, staff representative and executive director. 
An important part of the service we provide is the relationship that is developed with the families.  The staff shares information with the parents about their child’s day and parents are welcome to use the observation windows at any time to observe their child/ren.

Being located at Yukon College makes this the ideal setting for students in the Early Learning Child Care program.  The daycare provides a bright, open setting for practicum and college students who need to observe and evaluate an early childhood setting.

Contact Info 

Nakwaye Ku Child Care Society Box 2799 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5K4
t: 867-668-8860
e: nakwayeku@yukoncollege.yk.ca