A new program aimed at delivering capacity building and increased culturally and linguistically relevant early childcare resources, in 2018-2019.

Under ipitiki, QIA will deliver four projects in Qikiqtanifamily literacy packages, an Elders in daycare project, a daycare conference, and training for daycare board members.

Ipitiki is made possible through $500,000 for two fiscal years from Makigiaqta, established by the Makigiaqta Training Corporation as part of the settlement between Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and the Federal Government.

Description of the projects under the ipitiki program:

Project one – family literacy packages

  • QIA will create a family resource package
  • The resource package will be delivered to every child in Qikiqtani entering kindergarten in September 2018
  • The resource package will include books, games, activity cards and other surprises to support family literacy

Project two – Elders in daycare

  • This is an initiative that will support Elders involved in daycares in the Qikiqtani
  • Phase one of this project includes hosting a gathering for key Elders and daycare managers to determine how to best support Elders’ involvement in daycares in Qikiqtani
  • Phase two of the project will use the feedback gathered to pilot an Elders in Daycare project

Project three – Daycare conference

  • This conference will bring together daycare managers working in Qikiqtani
  • The conference will provide an opportunity for 3-5 days of training and professional development for daycare managers in Qikiqtani

Project four – Training for daycare board members

  • QIA will work with stakeholders to gather information on what areas of training are needed and the key priorities for daycare providers
  • Based on feedback gathered QIA will develop customized training for a number of daycare boards across the region

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