TELI – Tribal Early Learning Initiative

TELI CALENDAR


Positive Parenting 2017

A toolkit of new and updated items for use during Parenting Awareness Month and throughout the year.

For complete toolkit and information, click here:  http://www.preventionnetwork.org/2017positiveparenting/


Background on TELI

  • The Tribal Early Learning Initiative (TELI) recognizes that Tribal Maternal and Early Childhood Programs are critical investments for the social and economic well-being of a community.  Funded through ACF in partnership sees Tribal Home Visiting, Head Start, & Child Care as Key components of a high quality early childhood system.  ITCMI offers resources, coordination and a forum for collaboration to Tribal/American indian communities in developing a comprehensive, integrated, high quality service system.
  • TELI Supplement Grant at ITCMI (supplement to Tribal Home Visiting grant)
    • Increase integration & collaboration between ACF-funded Home Visiting, Head Start and CCDF Child Care Programs;
    • Provide resources to help with coordination, training, travel, communications, data/assessment;
    • While direct costs can only be used at sites that have all three programs coordinated by ITC (LVD, BM, KBIC, LTBB, NHBP), we intend to extend activities and share resources among all interested Tribes;
  • MI TELI Team has a vision of increasing self esteem for families/individuals increasing productivity, and supporting healthy tribal communities through parental empowerment.
  • A workplan has been developed following a year long planning phase and training in Collective Impact.  Implementation Strategies for 2017 include:
    • Align existing needs assessments across programs
    • Continue with shared/team training opportunities
    • Elevate the status of early childhood providers (HdSt/EHS, Child Care, THV, After-School Programs – Tribal B&G Clubs)
    • Further Identify the needs of Tribal Child Care Providers/Programs
  • Historically, programs have operated in near isolation
  • ACF/CCDF has acknowledged the desire and need among MI Tribal CCDF Administrators to collaborate, develop a network.
  • Child Care, Home Visiting and Head Start programs are trying to accomplish similar goals, work with a lot of the same families, and have similar support needs (staff training, data, assessment, ensure quality, etc.).  Within past 5-7 years, Head Start, and Home Visiting have increased Collaboration significantly;
  • ITC has resources (TELI supplement, WKKF Honoring Our Children grant) to provide some specific supports, coordination and communication.
  • Initial Goals to working together:
    • To make progress toward Early Childhood services which are:
    • Comprehensive, providing across the full range of needs from the prenatal period through kindergarten entry;
    • High quality, putting into practice the state of the art in what is known about supporting young children in their development;
    • Reflects and builds on the strengths and wisdom of tribal community values and culture;
    • Maximizes use of resources to foster efficiencies, yielding maximum impact for each investment, and ensures sustainability and consistency;

 

 


TELI UPDATE

The Implementation Phase Has Begun:

MI TELI Team has a vision of increasing self esteem for families/individuals, increasing productivity, and supporting healthy tribal communities through PARENTAL EMPOWERMENT.

Initial Strategies for 2017:

  1. Align existing Needs Assessments across programs
  2. Continue with Shared/Team Training opportunities
  3. Elevate the status of Early Childhood Providers (Head Start/Early Head Start, Child Care, Tribal Home Visiting, After-School Programs-Tribal Boys & Girls Clubs)
  4. Further identify the needs of Tribal Child Care Providers and Programs

2015 TELI grantee:  ITCofMI

TELI has four goals:

  1. Support tribes to fully and effectively coordinate and leverage child care and development fund, head start/early head start, and Tribal MIECHV programs to meet the needs of communities, children, and families.
  2. Create and support seamless quality early childhood systems across programs serving young children and families.
  3. Raise the quality of services to children and families across the prenatal to age 5 continuum.
  4. Identify and break down barriers to collaboration and systems improvements.

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TELI Grant at ITC

  • Increase integration and collaboration between ACF-funded home visiting, head start and CCDF child care programs
  • Provide resources to help with coordination, training, travel, communications, data/assessment
  • Supplement to ITC Tribal Home Visiting Grant
  • While direct costs can only be used at sites that have all three programs coordinated by ITC (LVD, BM, KBIC, LTBB, NHBP), we intend to extend activities and share resources among all interested tribes
  • Can access Honoring Our Children (WKKF project) funds to support direct costs at other sites (ST, HV, GTB, SG, LRB, AIHFS, MBPI, POK)

Initial Goals for Working Together

  • Comprehensive, providing across the full range of needs from the prenatal period through kindergarten entry
  • High quality, putting into practice the state of the art in what is known about supporting young children in their development
  • Reflects and builds on the strengths and wisdom of tribal community values and culture
  • Maximizes use of resources to foster efficiencies, yielding maximum impact for each investment, and ensures sustainability and consistency

New Opportunity

  • Historically programs have operated in near isolation
  • ACF/CCDF has acknowledged the desire and need among MI Tribal CCDF Administrators to collaborate, develop a network
  • Child Care, Home Visiting and Head Start programs are trying to accomplish similar goals, work with a lot of the same families, and have similar support needs (staff training, data, assessment, ensure quality, etc.).  Within past 5-7 years, Head Start, and Home Visiting have increased collaboration significantly
  • ITC has resources (TELI supplement, WKKF Honoring Our Children grant) to provide some specific supports, coordination and communication

 

 

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