News and events

This page provides early learning educators with the latest news and events including our monthly newsletter.

Events
9
Sep

Early learning and child care gathering 2024 - Survey

Monday, September 9, 2024 All Day
Tuesday, September 10, 2024 All Day

Hands holding

Early learning and child care conference: A gathering for Yukon early childhood educators. We want to hear from you!

Hands holding
Complete the survey for the fall 2024 ELCC gathering
Events
21
May

Culturally responsive practice in action - Loose parts

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 6 to 7:30 pm

Join the ELCC team for a free evening of creative play as we explore loose parts.

View the Loose parts workshop
Events
30
Apr

Past Event - Culturally responsive practice in action - Animal tracking

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 | 6 to 7:30 pm

Join the ELCC team for a free evening of adventure as we explore the animal tracking early learning culture kit. 

View the Animal tracking workshop
Events
2
May

Past Event - Understanding the Early Years

Thursday, May 2, 2024 All Day
Thursday, May 9, 2024 All Day
Thursday, May 16, 2024 All Day
Thursday, May 23, 2024 All Day
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 All Day

The Early Learning and Child Care branch at the Yukon Department of Education have partnered with Yukon First Nations Education Directorate and the Early Years Program to offer the ‘Understanding the Early Years’ course. The course, rich in Yukon First Nations culture, supports the development of culturally competent early childhood educators.

View Understanding the Early Years course Whitehorse May, 2024
Events
27
Mar

Past Event - Encouraging words March 27, 2024

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 5:45 to 7:15 pm

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
Events
20
Feb

Past Event - Reconnection in response to stress February 20, 2024

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | 6 to 7:30 pm

Whitehorse Public Library

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.

View the Reconnection in response to stress workshop
Events
31
Jan

Past Event - Culturally responsive practice in action - Frugal and found

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 | 6 to 7:30 pm

In this workshop, educators will explore ways to provide high-quality and culturally responsive learning opportunities on a budget. ECEs will learn how utilize culture resource kits and repurpose existing materials from their environment to create tools and activities that support children’s early development. 

View the Frugal and found workshop
Events
29
Jan

Past Event - Child Care Act review engagement January 29, 2024 evening session

Monday, January 29, 2024 | 6 to 8 pm

Child making plasticine flower

The Yukon government is reviewing the Child Care Act so that it reflects what we now understand is important in an early learning and child care environment. We want to hear from Early Childhood Educators about what’s important to you when it comes to licensed child care programs.

Child making plasticine flower
View Child Care Act review engagement January 29, 2024 6 to 8 pm