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Early Childhood Tribal Workgroup: Improving Services to Native American Infants and Young Children with Disabilities

  • North Star Mohican Casino Resort W12180 County Road A Bowler, WI, 54416 United States (map)

This early childhood tribal networking event will provide opportunities for facilitators, presenters, and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs. 

As part of this workgroup, participants will:

  • participate in future planning to promote awareness of early childhood care and education for children and families within our tribal nations and communities
  • develop cross sector early childhood collaborations within each tribal nation and community
  • promote broader collaborative work between the tribal nations and communities and the state agencies

Target Audience

Early childhood administrators, teachers, program directors, and others who provide services to American Indian children, their families, their communities, and nations from the following programs:

  • Child Care
  • Head Start and Early Head Start
  • Health Care
  • Home Visiting and Family Support
  • Parents and Parent Groups
  • Social Services
  • Public, Private, Charter, and BIE Schools
  • Recipients of Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC) Early Childhood/Race to the Top (RTTT) Mini-Grants 
  • Tribal Education Directors and Staff
  • Tribal Council Leaders and Members

Location and Lodging


North Star Mohican Casino Resort
W12180 Co Rd. A
Bowler, WI 54416
Phone: (715) 787-3110

A block of rooms has been reserved at the rate of $71.20 at North Star Mohican Casino Resort until October 18, 2017.

Reservations are the responsibility of each individual attendee. Please reference “EC Tribal Workgroup” when making reservations to receive these special rates.


Reimbursement is available through the Tribal Workgroup. Contact Kelly Allen at or Heather Jordan at for reimbursement rules
and forms.

Fees, Registration, and Schedule

There are no fees associated with attending this training, but
pre-registration is REQUIRED. 

Agenda Overview

  • 8:00 am – 8:30 am
    Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)
  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Morning Training: The Planning Process and Community Engagement Workgroup
  • 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
    Lunch (provided)
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
    Afternoon Training: Resource Sharing and Wrap-Up

Sponsored by

The Tribal Workgroup is brought to you through a collaboration of funds and support from: 



  • Contact Pamela Torres, Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Project Coordinator at
    (920) 664-2788 or

  • Or Heather Jordon, Tribal Nations Coordinator for Early Childhood Services at
    (715) 588-3324 or

Future Dates to Save

  • February 6-7, 2018 (Location TBD)
  • May 16-17, 2018 (Location TBD)