Tumiralaat Child Care Centre

A licensed full day, year-round child care centre for Inuit children ages 18 months to 6 years.

Since its opening in 2008, Tumiralaat has focused on children’s early learning based on Inuit values regarding the development of self, family, community, resilience, learning, and respect for the environment.

Activities:

  • A rich learning environment (physical, social, emotional and language skills)
  • Inuit values
  • Inuktitut language
  • Cultural storytelling
  • Inuit traditions
  • Individual and group play
  • 3 hours of outdoor play daily
  • Learning about ourselves, families and others
  • Fair play: sharing and turn-taking
  • Painting, sewing, beading
  • Cultural performances of singing and drumming

Highlights:

  • Allowing parents to study and work fulltime
  • Licensing inspection results were in 100% compliance with Ministry of Education

Funders:

City of Ottawa, Child Care Services

For more information or to see if child care spots are available, call Holly Vullings, ext. 228 – hvullings@ottawainuitchildrens.com

Early Years’ Parent Handbook Inuktitut
Early Years’ Parent Handbook English

Link to Tumiralaat Team’s biographies

For more information on how to get help with Child Care Costs… click here.