Learning Together is a free drop-in program for children under 5 years of age and their caregivers. Led by qualified Yukon teachers, the program helps prepare children for school routines. Caregivers learn how to support children’s learning at home.
Younger brothers and sisters are welcome.
Playtime: playing with learning toys, puppets and costumes, puzzles and blocks, sand and water.
Group snack: Children wash their hands, help set the table, enjoy a group snack prepared by the adults and wash their dishes.
Circle time: The teacher leads activities such as yoga, poems, stories, rhymes, music, movement and games.
Craft time: Children and adults work on crafts based on circle time and the monthly theme.
Visits to the gym and library.
Visits from Child Development Centre staff, preschool dental therapists, local artists and other guests related to monthly themes.
A new program is starting at Ta’an called ‘Asua K’e’ or Grandmother’s Way. It is kind of like the parent/ child mother goose concept but instead incorporates Southern Tutchone Ta’an dialect into songs, stories and all the programming and also teaches cultural practices (significance behind names, values etc).
We will be offering the program at the Pioneer Hotel in Shipyards Park (Yukon Literacy Coalition) every second Thursday from 5-7 (dinner is provided!). It is geared towards parents with their children aged 0-6 but of course, everyone is welcome to attend. The program is facilitated by Hazel Bunbury and her daughter Lisa Bunbury.
The program starts on November 24th, and there will be another one on Dec 8th. Over Christmas we will take a break December 22 but will resume again in the new year on January 5th. We thank the Yukon Literacy Coalition for offering the space to hold the program!!!
|Newborns (birth to 2 months)||16-18 hours a day (3 to 4 hours at a time)|
|Babies (2 months to 6 months)||14-16 hours|
|Older babies (6 months to 1 year)||14 hours|
|Toddlers (1 to 3 years)||10-13 hours|
|Preschoolers (3 to 5 years)||10-12 hours|
|School aged children (5-10 years)||10-12 hours|