The Child Development Centre (CDC) has been enhancing the lives of the region's children since 1967. We help children through services that promote the balanced development of their social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and communication skills.

We are a non-profit charity (118848696RR0001). If you are interested in supporting our services, we would love to hear from you. For additional information, please visit our donations and planned giving page.

The CDC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This signifies that we have met or exceeded internationally recognized standards of quality as well as recognizing our commitment to continuous quality improvement and family-focused services.

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April 27, 2015
Early Years Health Fair!
Prince George families. It's that time of year to go check out the Early Years Health Fair with your little ones! It is a great place to ask questions, get resources and play games! We look forward to seeing you there!


April 23, 2015
Every Child Belongs Conference a Success!
The Every Child Belongs Conference was held March 21, 2015 and was another great success! The next conference will be coming sometime in the late winter/early spring of 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!

March 20, 2015
Occupational Therapy at the CDC!

Shaw Cable was recently at the CDC to show off our amazing Occupational Therapy program and the fantastic work that they do!

Feburary 4, 2015
$29,000 in donations from Ben Yarish and TD Waterhouse!
Ben Yarish, Vice President and Investment Advisor at TD Waterhouse, dropped off a cheque today for $5,000 today. Ben and TD Waterhouse have been amazing supporters, donating $29,000 to the CDC since 2011. Thank you so much!

January 6, 2015!
Our Kris Kringle Luncheon was a tremendous success. Thank you to everyone that donated and to those that came out to the event. Have a fantastic New Year everyone!

October 10, 2014
Menchies 1 year Anniversary Donation!
Our friends Margaret and Celine from Menchies stopped by today with a wonderful donation raised from their 1 year anniversary. Make sure to stop Menchies in Parkwood Mall for a delicious treat!

September 24, 2014
Gift Wrap Volunteer Opportunity!
Do you have a flare for wrapping gifts? Our annual Gift Wrap Booth in Pine Centre Mall is looking for volunteers and supervisors. If you are interested, give Kim Aydon a call at (250) 563-7168 ext. 205, or you can email her at!

August 5, 2014
Social Emotional Enhancement & Development (S.E.E.D) Conference
Family Foundation Grant
The BC Centre for Ability is providing support for parents and/or primary caregivers of children with disabilities to attend the Social Emotional Enhancement & Development (S.E.E.D) Conference in October. You can find the application form here.

June 11, 2014
Preschool Graduation!
Young Explorers preschool graduation, Class of 2014. Lots of happy children and proud parents attended the adorable graduation ceremony at the CDC.


May 28, 2014
Gingerbread Toys Donation!
Nancy from Gingerbread Toys stopped by the CDC with a generous $500 donation that will go towards toys for the ECE program. Thank you Nancy. We LOVE your store!


May 27, 2014
1st Annual Kite Day!

The children in the daycares and preschool had a blast at the CDC's first annual Kite Day. Thank you Renae for organizing this great event!



May 5, 2014
McHappy Day is coming!!
Head into McDonald's and show your support for the Child Development Centre. One dollar from every Big Mac, Happy Meal and Hot McCafe Beverage will be donated to the CDC.  


Ben Yarish (Centre), Darrell Roze (left) and Sharon
Beetlestone (right) from the CDC.

March 3. 2014
Healthy Food Initiative Gets Welcome Boost!
Ben Yarish, VP with TD Waterhouse delivered a $5,000 cheque today in support of our Health Foods Initiative. By using healthy snacks and meals, we use the initiative to help instill a lifetime of healthy food habits to Children in our daycare and preschool programs.

September 25, 2013
Big thanks to Windsor Plywood last week and to everyone that came out our barbeque. Windsor plywood hosted us for a hot dog sale and they purchased all of the food. Thank you for your support Windsor!

July 2. 2013
Husky Energy comes through for the Region's Children. As part of their 75th Anniversary, Husky Energy donated $7,500 to the CDC to help us with the purchase of equipment to support children with special needs.



June 24, 2013
Here are some pictures of our Family Picnic on June 21. Our staff look forward to participating on our annual picnic. It is always lots of fun.

Families that utilize our services are great. A couple of years ago it was raining when we had the Picnic, but lots of families still made it out and had a great time. It was a quite hot on Friday, but lots of families still made it out and had a fantastic time. Thank you for coming out everyone!

May 31. 2013
The Child Development Centre (CDC) would like to give a big “thank you” to Future Shop and the many folks and other agencies that supported the third annual barbeque fundraiser in memory of Doug Paquette. Rain in the afternoon dampened the brisk business they were doing, but they still raised $1,200 in support of the CDC early music program. Thanks everyone!

May 9. 2013
McHappy Day raised $20,013 for the Child Development Centre yesterday! Thank you to everyone that came out to support us, and a big thanks to Val and Dean from McDonald's for their ongoing support of our services.

May 3. 2013
McHappy Day is coming up on Wednesday May 8th. The CDC will be the beneficiary of this year's event. McDonald's has been an WONDERFUL supporter of our activities over the years.

May 2. 2013
Can you believe it? Spring must actually have finally arrived! Future Shop will be running their third annual barbeque fundraiser in memory of Doug Paquette in a couple of weeks, on Saturday, May 18th. All proceeds come to the CDC in support of our music programming for our daycare classes.

There are fund raising barbeques, and then there are Future Shop barbeques. They have set a goal of $2,000 this year. That's a lot of hot dogs. Come out and help make it happen.

April 23. 2013
Community Support has been wonderful this year. Nancy Condon from Gingerbread Toys in the Domano Square in College Heights stopped by on Friday to provide us with a $1,375 donation! Thank you Nancy!!

A couple of weeks back we also received $2,500 from the Prince George Community Foundation in support of our Specialized Preschool/Therapy Groups. The Foundation is doing a wonderful job of supporting local charities.

Are you headed to the Home Show on April 26-28? If so, check out Check out NORTHERN DECKS. They will be raffling this amazing patio set including an umbrella and stand. The booth will be outside as you go toward the main entrance. All raffle proceeds will come to the Child Development centre.

Big thanks to the MacMillan family for this. This is the second year in a row that they have run a raffle to benefit the Child Development Centre's Therapy Department at the Home Show. Last year’s raffle was for an amazing playhouse (it looked like something out of Dr. Seuss). Thank you so much!

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