In January, the NICCA Board of Directors had the opportunity to visit two child care programs in the greater Albuquerque area to see, first hand, efforts to provide inclusive, integrated support children and their families across programs.
At the Pueblo of Acoma, their language and culture are at the forefront of their services and they strive to incorporate their past into their lessons and teaching. While Acoma does not have a formal Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant, the program has been implementing elements of formal partnership for years and have found ways to successfully integrate services and supports for all of their families and children. Learn more about Acoma’s programs here.
The San Felipe Pueblo was a Tribal Early Learning Initiative (TELI) grantee and have continued the collaborative relationship they adopted during their grant period. The Child Care, Head Start, and Maternal, Child, and Infant Education Home Visiting program have been working hand-in-hand to provide holistic supports for their families through home-based child care and center-based Head Start services.