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American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs Assessment (AI/AN EC Needs Assessment) Design Project

The American Indian and Alaska Native Early Childhood Needs Assessment Project (AI/AN EC Needs Assessment) seeks to lay the foundation for understanding the need for early childhood services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The project outlines a series of designs for future studies that will inform a national assessment of the unmet need for early childhood care, education, and home visiting services (prenatal to age 5) in tribal communities. The AI/AN EC Needs Assessment Community of Learning (CoL) was formed to share a range of perspectives on the AI/AN EC Needs Assessment, especially cultural considerations based on firsthand experiences with AI/AN children, families, and programs as well as conducting research in tribal communities. The CoL is composed of tribal practitioners and research partners from each of the ACF services of interest (Head Start and Early Head Start, child care, and home visiting); researchers from the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center and Mathematica Policy Research; and federal staff from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Office of Head Start, Office of Child Care, and the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood Development.
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Administration for Children and Families/OPRE Projects
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