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World Forum Global Leaders. Investing Early Why It Matters. The Beginning. It all began in Hawaii at the World Forum on Early Care and Education in 2010. Thank you to Roger and Bonnie for your hard work and dedication to this project! . GLOBAL LEADERS 2010-2012. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Tribal Global Leaders

World Forum Global LeadersInvesting Early Why It MattersThe BeginningIt all began in Hawaii at the World Forum on Early Care and Education in 2010. Thank you to Roger and Bonnie for your hard work and dedication to this project!

GLOBAL LEADERS 2010-2012Dallas Pettigrew Cherokee NationKim Nall Colusa Indian CommunityMarsha White Cherokee Nation

What was our purpose? To educate tribal leaders about the importance of investing in early care and education and to influence policies and funding to increase access to high quality child care programs. SuccessesConnections that were madeOpportunity to join Commissions/Boards/Associations Advocating in Washington DCEducating othersIntroduced to many resources on our topicVenue to promote initiatives such as Farm to Pre-School, IMIL, Lets Move


We joined forces with Bishu Bhatta in Nepal to provide Mud Day to the children at the Cherokee Nation Child Care Center. We also educated and encouraged all children in the Cherokee Nation to join in Mud Day! Mud Day in Colusa Indian CommunityChildren at Colusa Indian Community in California also joined Mud Day!

Who was invited? Principal ChiefDeputy ChiefEldersCouncilParentsChildren

Investing Early BrochureEvery dollar invested in quality early care and education saves taxpayers up to $13.00 in future costs; which include criminal justice and incarceration, health care, welfare and other subsidiesAccess to available and affordable choices of early childhood learning programs helps working parents fulfill their responsibilitiesMore than 11 million children under the age of 5 are in some type of child care setting every week Research shows that 80% of the brain develops between the ages of birth and age 5 Obstacles that Early Childhood Programs faceChild Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) has not been reauthorized since 1996. Only 2% of this funding is set aside for Tribal Child CareEarly Childhood teachers are among the lowest paid teachers nation wide. Their average salary is $7.25 per hour. This is less than a parking lot attendant American Indian students perform 2.4 grade levels behind their peers in reading by grade 4. Investing in quality early childhood programs could drastically reduce this margin American Indian students are 24% more likely to drop out of high school than their peers Call for Action: Embrace the vision of the Tribes to grow and nurture childrenIncrease Tribal Child Care set aside funding to 5% Improve the Early Education workforce by providing adequate compensation and offer loan forgiveness to retain quality teachersInvest in our youngest children; they are our Future Tribal Leaders! The evidence is in: quality early education benefits children of all social and economic groups

Brochure distributed toTribal LeadersOffice of Child CareAdministration for Children and FamiliesTribal Head StartTribal Child Care Association of California BoardNational Indian Child Care AssociationHHS Tribal Advisory CommitteeMembers of Congress

National Congress of American IndiansCalifornia Department of Education-Child Development DivisionEarly Childhood Association of OklahomaOklahoma Tribal Child Care AssociationThe Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Sharing our Presentation

WithNational Indian Child Care Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada

Child Care Aware of America Conference (formerly NACCRRA) in Washington DC

Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association (OICWA)

Oklahoma Tribal Child Care Association


We advocated by sitting on PanelsServed on Panel representing The Global Leaders and Cherokee Nation at the Child Care Aware of America Conference in Washington DC

We advocatedIn Washington DCAt meetingsDuring conference presentationsLocally within our own tribes and communities

Child Care Meet and GreetTribal Leaders were invited to tour our Child Care Centers. We used this opportunity to discuss the importance of quality child care and the value of Investing Early in Early Childhood Education.

Making Connections thats what its all about!

ChallengesAdministrative changes within our own tribe

The distance between our group

The # of tribes within the US challenging to reach them allContinuationDevelop marketing campaignDevelop Advocacy 101 trainingContinue working with and improving conditions for children and familiesWrite grants for improving and investing in Early ChildhoodPresent at Tribal ConferencesAdvocate in DC with NICCAKeep brochure up to dateShare brochure with new leaders

We thank you for the opportunity of being Global Leaders. We have all 3 gained a wealth of knowledge; have felt that we have educated leaders and have made a difference in the lives of children!