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Early Childhood Strategic Planning Meeting and Tribal Workgroup

  • Mole Lake Casino, Lodge, and Conference Center 3084 Wisconsin 55 Crandon, WI, 54520 United States (map)

The Network and the First Nations Early Childhood Workgroup is honored to come to the Sokaogon Chippewa Community.

This event will provide the opportunity for the Workgroup:

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  • to learn of Sokaogon’s early childhood and educational programs.

  • to bring awareness of the Network and the effort the Early Childhood First Nation’s Workgroup.

  • to develop a strategic plan to promote the awareness of early childhood care and education for children and families within our First Nations and communities.

Training Site and Lodging Location

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Mole Lake Casino, Lodge, and Conference Center
(“The Gathering” Room)
3084 Hwy 55 | Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: 1-877-478-5772

A block of rooms has been reserved at the state rate until Thursday, September 19, 2019. Please reference "The Network" when making reservations to receive this special rate.

Participants are responsible for all costs and arrangements related to hotel reservations and lodging. Be sure to bring the appropriate documentation with you if your agency, organization, tribe, or district is tax-exempt.

Participant Outcomes

As a result of attending this workgroup, participants will:

  • have an opportunity to collaborate with other stakeholders that include American Indian nations and tribal communities, head start, preschool, early head starts, parents/guardians, community members, etc.

  • discuss future planning efforts and programming to promote awareness of early childhood care and education for children and families within our American Indian nations and tribal communities.

  • explore cross-sector early childhood collaborations within each tribal nation and community.

Target Audience

Early childhood administrators, professionals, teachers, program directors, and other leaders providing services to American Indian children, parents/guardians, families, communities, and nations.

  • Child Care

  • Head Start, Preschool, and Early Head Start

  • Health Care

  • Home Visiting and Family Support

  • Parents/Guardians and Parent Groups

  • Public, Private, Charter and BIE Schools

  • Social Services

  • Tribal Education Directors and Staff

  • Tribal Council Leaders and Members

  • CESAs and State Agencies

This Event is Sponsored by:

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There are NO registration gees to participate in this Early Childhood meeting and workgroup. A scholarship, funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA), has been applied to the administrative and instructional fees.

Pre-registration, however, is REQUIRED so adequate materials and meals can be prepared.

Schedule Overview

Thursday, September 26, 2019:

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am | Registration and Continental Breakfast (Provided)

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Morning Training Workshop

  • 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm | Lunch (Provided)

  • 12:45 pm - 3:00 pm | Afternoon Training Workshop


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Pamela Torres - Coordinator, Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Project
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network or “The Network”
Phone: (920) 664-2788 or

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Judy Ross -
Program Assistant, Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Tribal Project Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network;
Program Assistant III, Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #12
Phone: (715) 682-2363, ext. 118 or

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David O'Connor - American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; Grant Director - Network for Native American Student Achievement and Early Childhood Tribal Project Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network
Phone: (608) 267-2283 or david.o'

Earlier Event: September 20
Equity and Social Justice Institute