The Ontario “big” school curriculum is brought to Inuit families strengthening a commitment to strong Inuit identity, culture and values.
Sixteen children in the class with an Ottawa-Carleton District School Board kindergarten teacher and an OICC Inuit cultural teacher.
“…This is important for our Inuit and will pay dividends in the future.”
“…he has learned self-esteem, he is willing to try and try again until he is satisfied with his achievement.”
- Inuit culture becomes part of the Ontario school system’s ABC’s
- Play-based learning becomes the basis for learning about literacy and numeracy
- With a small class size there is more opportunity and attention for skills building for each child
- Regular visits to ‘big’ school
- The pilot Kindergarten program becomes a national success story
- French language is taught to children, as well as Inuktitut and English
- Services are strengthened with OCDSB expertise partnered with OICC cultural knowledge
Public Health Agency of Canada
City of Ottawa, Child Care Services
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
For more information, call Bea Alvarez, ext. 213 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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