Inuit childcare centre in Ottawa to provide culture, language skills – APTN

Inuit childcare centre in Ottawa to provide culture, language skills – APTN

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 2022100 Views

Sep 08, 2022

There’s a new early childhood education centre in Ottawa which aims to connect Inuit pre-school kids to their language and culture.

The Pirurviapik Child Care Centre opened earlier this month and is located in a place called the Community Hub – the site of the old Rideau High School in Ottawa’s east end.

It is operated by Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families.

“Having an Inuit-specific childcare centre in an urban setting is very important to families who are coming down from up north whether it be from Nunavut or Nunavik,” Inuuqatigiit executive director Mikki Adams says. “To ensure that their children are still connected to our Inuit culture and traditions and still being brought up with our IQ values and principles.”

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/inuit-childcare-centre-looks-to-connect-children-with-their-language-culture/

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