The objective of the Early Learning (EL), program (formerly Early Learning and Child Care) is to meet the needs identified by the community for the educational preparation of early childhood educators.
We provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to provide early learning opportunities and child care for young children and families.
Throughout the program, students learn to assist children in all areas of growth and development.
Theory courses for the EL program offer the option of either face-to-face or video/online delivery.
The EL diploma program may be pursued on a full- or part-time basis. It consists of 24 courses, including English, four practicum placements and three electives for a total of 66 credits.
To accommodate students wishing to complete the diploma program, courses in EL are restricted to program students.
Yukon University recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.
Students in the Early Learning Program acquire FN competencies within the program.
For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency
Early Learning program graduates are qualified to work in the following areas:
- early childhood educators in child care centres
- family day homes, and preschools
- program assistants in child development centres and child care facilities
- educational assistants in kindergarten and the early grades
- nannies, family support workers, and as child care licensing officers
Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See money matters for more information.
Some programs and courses have additional fees - see Ancillary Fees.
Student financial awards
Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon University is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several student financial awards to help offset your educational and living costs.
There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.
Follow this link to government funding: http://www.hss.gov.yk.ca/ecebursary.php