Early Childhood Policy Matters


Partnering with American Indian and Tribal Nations in Minnesota

Ep. 16

In this episode we explore Minnesota’s new state partnerships with American Indian and Tribal Nations, which were established to provide underserved children and families with equitable access to culturally responsive early childhood care and education programs.

Host Syritha Robinson joins two state leaders to discuss the design of those partnerships, and share some valuable lessons-learned for states across the U.S. Guests include Lucy Littlewolf Arias, Preschool Development Grant Tribal Nations Lead with the Minnesota Department of Education, and Janice LaFloe, Founder and Primary Guide with the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center.

Early Childhood Policy Matters is supported by the National Technical Assistance Center for Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five, funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care. For episode transcripts and more information visit: https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/resource/early-childhood-policy-matters-podcast

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