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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

Child looking through a toy camera with an unidentifiable outdoor background.Child looking through cardboard tube binoculars while standing in tall grass.

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.

The wonder and joy of outdoor play

Outdoor games, cultural funds, mud kitchens and more. Read the June 2022 newsletter from the The Early Learning and Child Care team.

View the June newsletter

Enhanced bursary funding to support learning and development is now available!

Enhanced bursary funding is available for non-credit learning and professional development opportunities to support early learning professionals to grow their skills.

Learning and development funding

Cultural resource funding is available again!

The Cultural Resource Funding and Culture Enhancement Project Funding supports licensed early learning and child care programs and early childhood educators to provide culturally responsive materials, programming and experiences to the children they nurture.

Cultural resource funding

Growing a garden, growing community

A garden is a perfect metaphor for early childhood education. We plant seeds of love and care, nurture with guidance and affection, and hope to see the outcomes of our work as children grow and thrive.

View the May newsletter