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.


  • 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


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


City of Ottawa, Child Care Services

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