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In September 2015, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and the Inuit Early Childhood Development Working Group successfully launched Katiqsugat: Inuit Early Learning Resources. This digital library collection of Inuit-specific early childhood education materials is a collaborative effort between ITK's Department of Health and Social Development and Inuit Qaujisarvingat to support knowledge exchange between Inuit communities and provide better access to information about Inuit early childhood development, child rearing and parenting practices.
Designed as an online resource primarily for educators, teachers, parents, and childcare centre managers in Inuit Nunangat, Katiqsugat provides free access to a diverse collection of Inuit-specific educational materials available in both English and Inuktitut (Katiqsugat means “collection” in Inuktitut).
Currently the collection includes policy manuals, teaching tools, fact sheets, recipes, activity ideas, and original research on Inuit early childhood development. While to date the majority of materials in the collection come from Inuit organizations and governments, we warmly encourage individuals, especially educators, teachers, parents, and managers, to submit and share materials they’ve created and use, be it at home or as part of an early years program.
For more information, visit Katiqsugat: http://katiqsugat.itk.ca/