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Yukon early learning educators

Professional development community

This is a space for early childhood educators to learn, explore and grow together as a community.

It all begins at an early age.

Our view of ourselves, others and the world begins in our earliest years. These views set our course for the years to follow. As early childhood educators, the work you do today, shapes childrens’ futures.

This community aims to help you:

  • promote child-led discoveries to inspire their confidence to innovate solutions to tomorrow’s challenges;
  • direct purposeful play to develop skills children will need to create a strong and healthy community;
  • model the empathy and care you hope to see reflected in children as empathetic and caring adults;
  • listen to, learn from and support the work of Indigenous knowledge holders and Elders with the understanding that education is key for reconciliation; and
  • celebrate the unique culture and background of each child ensuring that they see themselves, their cultures and their identities reflected in their environments.

The future of our society begins with the next generation. Today and every day, early childhood educators are shaping tomorrow’s worldview.

"Investing in early childhood educators is an investment in the future of a happier and healthier Yukon."

Minister of Education Jeanie McLean

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See the future. Look to early learning.

The way children see the world today will create the world we live in tomorrow.

Latest news and events

Stay up to date with the latest news and events from the early learning educators professional development community.

Encouraging words March 27, 2024

This 1.5 hour workshop, delivered by LDAY and Aurora Workshops, introduces the concept of growth mindset and how we can use it to increase children's willingness to take on challenges in school and life.  

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Reconnection in response to stress March 19, 2024

This 1.5 hour workshop will provide space to expand our awareness of mental health, to share our diverse perspectives and to explore factors that shape our view of mental health.

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Culturally responsive practice in action - Outdoor learning in the winter

In this workshop, educators will explore how cultural resource kits can support fun and engaging outdoor activities for young children in the winter months, while celebrating and promoting the unique diversity of each child. 

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Past Event - Encouraging words February 28, 2024 - CANCELLED

This 1.5 hour workshop, delivered by LDAY and Aurora Workshops, introduces the concept of growth mindset and how we can use it to increase children's willingness to take on challenges in school and life.  

View the Encouraging words workshop