Yolanda Koning graduated with a degree in social academy (Higher Vocational Education) in 1979, and in 1985 as teacher at the art academy (Higher Vocational Education). In addition she has taken training with regard to the philosophy of Neohumanist Education. During her third year of social academe she set up a kindergarten. During her fourth year at the social academy she worked as a social worker at a youth advice center and set up a shelter for underage children who had run away.
Yolande Koning is director of Zonnelicht since 1997 until now. Zonnelicht is a daycare for children between 0-12 years old. Zonnelicht has 17 groups and 45 employees. From 1993 she has given training to the Zonnelicht staff in Neohumanist Education. Since 2014 she has given shape to Lotus Institute, a platform for educational innovation.
From 2001-2003 she participated in the daily routine committee to coordinate national childcare, education and leisure activities in Holland. She takes part in various participation municipal working groups. These are: Design group IKC (quality control), Project group 0-13, Care structure and Network childcare