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Early Childhood Tribal Strategic Planning Forum

  • College of Menominee Nation N172 Hwy 47/55 Keshena, WI 54135 (map)


“Improving Services for Native American Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children and Their Families”

We are seeking input and direction from your Tribal Nation to develop a framework for a Fall Tribal Gathering/Early Childhood Listening Session. We will take a fresh look at ways to support  the planning and training and technical assistance that reflects the difference way tribal programs operate. Through this forum, we are looking to:

  • Identify potential gaps and areas for improvement that reflect the differences in the way Tribal programs operate;
  • Improve coordination, access and utilization of state professional development opportunities;
  • Identify key contacts and build networks to improve tribal and state services for young children and families.

Sponsored by

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network ("The Network") in collaboration with Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant: Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) Tribal Nation Project

Who Should Attend

All Tribal professionals in the field of early childhood education include individuals who provide direct services to young children (from birth through age 8) and their families.  As well as those who administer the programs in which these individuals work and those who provide professional development for these individuals.

  • Tribal Council Members
  • Tribal Education Directors
  • Head Start & Early Head Start Providers
  • Day Care & Child Care Providers
  • Special Education Directors
  • Tribal Family Advocates
  • Home visitors
  • Early intervention specialists and others who provide education and care for children with disabilities and their families

Invited Tribal Liaisons from the following agencies will be participating:

  •      Department of Public Instruction
  •      Department of Children & Family
  •      Department of Health Services: DHS Birth to 3  
  •      Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (The Network)
  •      Northwest Connection Family Resources
  •      Mary Peters, RTT WMELS


College of Menominee Nation
Cultural Learning Center
N172 Hwy 47/55
Keshena, WI  54135
Ph: (800) 567-2344

Fees and Registration

There are no fees to attend this forum. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. All individuals must register in advance.


For event questions or challenges registering, please contact:

Pamela Torres
EC Tribal Project Coordinator, Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network
Ph: (715) 614-1399 or