Early Years’ Programs

We believe that children deserve a nurturing and caring child centred environment that supports the Inuit culture and language. We believe that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. Our program supports the whole family as children are celebrated for the unique and special people that they are.
We work in partnership with families to ensure that children receive the best care and early education possible.

Sivummut Head Start Program

Sivummut Head Start is a licensed culturally-based bilingual (Inuktitut/English) early intervention, half-day preschool program that serves Inuit children between 18 months – 6 years of age. The main goal of this program is to provide a cultural learning environment for Inuit preschool children and their parents, and to give children an educational “head start”. Learn More

Tumiralaat Child Care Centre

Tumiralaat Child Care Centre is a full-day bilingual (Inuktitut/English) program. This full-day, year-round program that serves Inuit children between 18 months – 6 years of age. The program is play based and integrates cultural components throughout activities.

OCDSB Kindergarten

In partnership with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, the City of Ottawa, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, we offer a full day Kindergarten classroom in our facility. Inuit children who are four and five attend a blended JK/SK program that integrates cultural and language into Ontario’s Ministry of Education’s Kindergarten curriculum. Learn more…