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In Canada, multilingual education starts early

In Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada, the Tasiuqtigiit Hand-in-Hand Preschool shows how early childhood education can be provided through Inuit cultural-based learning in English and Inuktitut.

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Tasiuqtigiit Hand-in-Hand Preschool has opened its doors to Lisa Whelan and her daughters, Emma, 6, and Anna 4, to enjoy the afterschool activities.

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Early childhood education is important as it fosters children’s independence and teaches them about themselves. They get to interact with other children their age use their motor skills and creativity in a safe environment.
Lisa Whelan, mother
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I want to sing more Inuktitut songs because I like learning the Ii, Pi, Ti, Ki (Inuktitut alphabet).
Emma Whelan, 6.

This story is part of a photo exhibition that will be showcased at the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education from 14 to 16 November 2022 Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The Conference will reaffirm the right of every young child to quality care and education from birth. It will urge Member States to expand their commitment and investment in ensuring that access of all girls and boys to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.