Child Care Act

This engagement is now closed.

It ran from 2023-11-27 to 2024-02-29.

Check below for where to find results.

Where can I find results? 

We will publish a What We Heard report. 

What was this engagement about? 

The Yukon’s Child Care Act came into force on July 1, 1990, replacing the Day Care Act of 1980. It is the law that licensed child care programs must follow. The Act also describes the care and supervision of children in these programs.  

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 also want to hear from Yukoners about what’s important to them when it comes to licensed child care programs. 

How will my input make a difference? 

Your feedback during this engagement will inform updates to the law. 

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Contact the Early Learning and Child Care branch at

Where can I find related information? 
  • Review the current Child Care Act
  • Visit the Early childhood learning and programs page on
  • In March 2023, the Yukon government published a What We Heard report focused on a review of the Child Care Act and how it can be informed by feedback and engagement collected from First Nation governments, stakeholder groups, early learning program operators, educators and families in 2021 and 2022. Read the 2023 What We Heard report
  • In 2018 and 2019, the Yukon government engaged with stakeholders to determine priorities for early learning and child care through surveys, meetings and email. A What We Heard report was published in October 2020
  • The feedback received resulted in changes to policies and will help inform potential future amendments.

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