Early Childhood Policy Matters


Tribal Sovereignty and Early Childhood Care and Education Systems

Ep. 20

In this episode we discuss Tribal sovereignty, and how it relates to early childhood care and education systems. Host Mandy Reeve (SRI Education) speaks with a panel of federal and state experts to explain Tribal sovereignty, the value of including Tribal voices in strategic planning and systems building, and offer real-world examples and lessons learned at the state level. 

Guests include Moushumi Beltangady, Director of Tribal Early Childhood at the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Early Childhood Development, and Program Manager for the Tribal Home Visiting Program; Melody Redbird-Post, Project Director for the Tribal Child Care Capacity Building Center; Tracie Kenney, PDG B-5 Project Director at the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families; and Tleena Ives, Director of Tribal Relations at the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families. 

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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