Nunavut considers full-day kindergarten

June 13, 2018

The Government of Nunavut is considering launching full-day kindergarten across the territory in order to boost children’s programming and address a shortage of childcare options. The territory is currently moving to create a bilingual English-Inuktut K-12 school system, and Iqaluit District Education Authority Doug Workman says that full-day kindergarten could give children a strong and early foundation in Inuktut. “We are in the initial stages of determining what resources would be required and how the program would roll out before moving any further,” said NU Department of Education deputy minister, Pujjuut Kusugak. Nunatsiaq Online