Nakwaye Ku Daycare


Located at Yukon University, Ayamdigut Campus, Nakwaye Ku Daycare is a non-profit centre with a bright, open setting providing a great space to foster a “learning through play” philosophy. 

Programming is developed through observed interests and involving children in a variety of activities.  Mutual respect and genuine caring must be present for a meaningful relationship to develop. 

Nakwaye Ku staff develop fun and inclusive programming for each of their groups, such as circle time and art activities.  Working together as a team,  staff share the responsibilities of planned and free play activities (indoor and outdoor), gym and cleaning.


Child care services at Nakwaye Ku are available to children of the general public, including Yukon University students, staff, faculty. 

The Centre is licensed for 36 children aged 18-months to pre-kindergarten. This allows for:

  • two toddler groups of six children with two staff*, and
  • three preschool groups of eight children with 3 staff

*In most cases, the toddler group runs at least one to two children below maximum capacity. 

Information for Parents & Families

Nakwaye Ku believes that an important part of the service they  provide is the relationship that is developed with the families. The staff share information with the parents about their child’s day and parents are welcome to use the observation windows at any time to observe their children.

The daycare posts information for parents beside the entrance door and emails a monthly newsletter.


Nakwaye Ku Child Care Society Board

The volunteer Board consists of parents, a university representative, staff representative and executive director. 

If you are interested in sitting on the Board, please contact the Nakwaye Ku Child Care Society.

Contact us

The daycare is open from 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

t: 867 668 8860

Nakwaye Ku Child Care Society
Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 5K4