We work with AIAN communities and early childhood stakeholders to continually inform and refine our activities to grow the field of early childhood research through:
We conduct research in consultation and collaboration with a broad network of partners who gather as Communities of Learning to grow our understanding of AIAN child development and to advance early childhood research, policy, and practice. The goals of our research are to:
We leverage multiple communication channels to share resources and research relevant to AIAN children, families, programs, and communities. We facilitate:
The figure below uses the water cycle to highlight how these three areas are essential, inter-related components for fulfilling the TRC’s mission to grow the field of early childhood research in partnership with a broad network of tribal early childhood stakeholders.
The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) is supported by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreements 90PH0030 (2020-2025) and 90PH0027 (2016-2022). The information, content, and products of the TRC are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by, OPRE, ACF, HHS, or the U.S. Government.