Ivan has a master’s degree in psychology. He has been counselling individuals and families for 10 years. He has also worked on the development of alternative approaches to mental health. He is very competent in mindfulness practices and laughter training. He is convinced that a happy and intelligent person grows out of happy and curious child. For him, the main goal of the early childhood education is to nurture curiosity and provide a safe and supporting environment.
Elena, Teacher and Caregiver
Elena has been working as an early childhood educator for more than 10 years. She is very experienced at working with children of different ages. She believes that feelings of success after completion of small activities build up a sense of confidence and interest to study in the future.
John, Teacher and Caregiver
John has bachelor’s degree in Child and Youth Care. Having worked with children for more than 5 years, he has had opportunities to work with diverse groups including those challenged by learning disabilities and speech impairments as well as children who functioned on and above age level. From these experiences, he has gained in-depth knowledge of, and developed effective strategies for, accommodating each child’s diverse learning styles and needs.
Julie, Teacher and Caregiver
Julie came to Whitehorse almost 7 years ago and started the Early Leaning and Child Care program at Yukon College. Soon after, she started working in the daycare field. Julie says that she saw a new side of child care when she started working in the daycare. She believes that a teacher should create a predictable environment for children where they can express themselves and explore their potential.
Prianshu came to Canada in 2016 from India to gain international education in the Early Childhood Education field from Ontario, Canada. He has Level 3: Childcare worker Certification from Yukon Childcare Services. He has been working with children from infants to pre-school, and school-age over the last 4 years. Prianshu believes that children should have ownership of their learning. Children learn and develop better in Child-Initiated and Child-directed learning environments.
Mhagan is a child care worker and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She joined us working full time as a Child Care Worker and is working on getting here Early Childhood Education Degree. She loves working with children and guiding them on their developmental journey. Each child brings such unique perspectives and ideas to the program. It is her goal as an educator to create an open, nurturing, and engaging environment for all children.