Welcome to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario’s (ETFO’s) Professional Learning in the Early Years website. This website has been created to serve as a companion to ETFO’s Professional Learning in the Early Years workshop series as well as to provide a rich source of professional learning for members across the province. Educator teams, individual teachers, occasional teachers, designated early childhood educators (DECEs), and teacher leaders will be supported by etfopley.ca. There are a wide range of videos, a photo gallery, and classroom tours to explore.

Meet Leah

Headshot of Leah Kearney

Leah Kearney is currently on staff at the ETFO provincial office in Professional Learning/Curriculum Services. She completed her B.A., B.Ed., and M.Ed. at the University of Toronto. Leah began her teaching career in 1991 in the Toronto District School Board.

After many years in the classroom, Leah became a curriculum consultant in 2008 specializing in Early Years education. Secondments at York University and TVO followed, in which she led work and collaborated in areas such as: Early Years, outdoor learning, literacy, numeracy, teacher development and self-directed professional learning.  Leah is passionate about supporting the ongoing professional learning of those who care for, educate, and work with young children.