Parents will get certified to watch the kids in the short term
Aug 29, 2019
Iqaluit’s only Inuktitut daycare is temporarily closed because it doesn’t have enough staff to open.
Right now, Tumikuluit only has two staff — a manager and a cook — but no teachers. It needs four teachers to reach full capacity.
When fully staffed, Tumikuluit can host 20 children, though it is rarely fully staffed.
Celina Kalluk, Tumikuluit’s executive director, is one of the two staff. She says staff are often hired away for better paying jobs that come with housing, as Inuktitut-speaking staff are in high demand.
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