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Child development in indigenous communities promoting equity & resilience across a continuum of tribal early childhood programs & services


The brief summarizes current knowledge of the needs, priorities, and equity considerations that shape Indigenous early childhood development. Data on key indicators of child well-being, as well as family, program, and community context, are shared from surveys of children and families participating in Head Start, home visiting, and childcare programs run by federally recognized Tribes, Tribal consortia, or Tribal organizations. The brief concludes with examples from the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center and partners that promote equity and cultural resilience with and for Indigenous children and their families. Information in this brief draws on three webinars on mental health, equity, and resilience that were featured in a 2021-2022 Tribal Early Childhood Development series hosted by the Administration for Children and Families. (author abstract)

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