The Tribal Early Childhood Research Center (TRC) is a national network of tribal early childhood researchers and program leaders who work in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native communities and tribal Head Start, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV), and Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) programs to grow the field of research on young children’s development.

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TRC University Partners


The TRC draws upon faculty and staff from four university partners across the country, all of whom have substantial expertise partnering with American Indian and Alaska Native communities in early childhood research, evaluation, and practice.

Steering Committee


The TRC is guided by a Steering Committee made up of over 30 tribal early childhood leaders including tribal Head Start, MIECHV, and CCDF program directors and staff, members of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) training and technical assistance network and national centers, tribal evaluation partners, organizational leaders, tribal college faculty, and academic researchers. 

Funding


The TRC is funded by a cooperative agreement from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (90PH0027).

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