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Early childhood

The Yukon's Early Childhood Branch provides a range of supports for children, and their families to ensure they get the best possible start in life, as well as through their early school years, through a variety of programs.

Early Childhood Educators

Yukon Government Legislative Documentation Requirements

As required under the Child Care Act, to work as an early childhood educator in the Yukon, you will be required to obtain the following documentation prior to working in a licensed child care program.

Training in Early Childhood Development is essential.

The Regulations outline the degree of training required for employment in a child care centre, school age or family day home program.

All child care providers are required to have a minimum of 60 hours coursework in Early Childhood Development/Education.

To determine if your education meets certification requirements you can submit your transcripts to Child Care Services to determine your level of certification.

If your qualifications meet the criteria you will be issued a certificate of qualification.

The Child Care Professional Guidelines are available at our office.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Hundreds of Yukon children have been affected by prenatal alcohol exposure. The cost, both in lost potential, and financial, is extremely high.

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Healthy families

Healthy Families is a voluntary program that provides support to families prenatally or at birth and continues until the child is school age. In partnership with Whitehorse Health Center, Healthy Families has been offered in Whitehorse since 1999.

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Documents

Related links

Child care providers - Forms, guidelines, and policies for child care providers.

Child care subsidy - The Child Care Subsidy Program assists families who need child care for their children and may not be able to afford the cost of child care.

Choosing child care - Good child care promotes a child’s full development through a happy and safe environment, nutritious food and lots of opportunities for active learning and play with a culturally appropriate program.

Opening a family dayhome - If you are caring for children in your home, you may want to be licensed as a family day home.

Supported Child Care Program - The principal of the supported child care program is to provide additional needed support for children with special needs in child care settings.

Contact info

Early childhood

Phone: 867-667-3745

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 3745
TDD/TTY: 867-393-7460
We offer text phone service for speech or hearing impaired people. If you're calling from outside Whitehorse please call us collect or dial direct and we will call you right back.

Fax: 867-393-7140

Mailing Address:

Early childhood (H-12)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: 9010 Quartz Road | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]

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