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Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC), 2016 - 2020

Project Overview

The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) seeks to address gaps in early childhood research with American Indian and Alaska Natives through partnerships with tribal Head Start, Early Head Start, child care, and home visiting programs. The goals of the research are:

  1. to identify needs and/or develop effective practices for early childhood initiatives in tribal communities;
  2. to identify, validate, and/or develop culturally meaningful measures of program practices and outcomes for AI/AN families;
  3. to establish peer-learning communities and provide training and professional development to facilitate interest and competencies in research relevant to early childhood initiatives in tribal communities.

The TRC will engage in pilot research with AI/AN communities and secondary analyses of existing data on AI/AN children and families. The grant award is to University of Colorado Denver.

The points of contact are Nicole Denmark, Meryl Barofsky, and Aleta Meyer.