Tumiralaat Child Care

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.
Early Years’ Parent Handbook English


  • 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 the

Early Years Manager, 613-744-3133, ext. 228


For more information on the City of Ottawa’s Waitlist and Subsidies applications and information on Child Care Costs… click here.