Project HOPE CA is an initiative in partnership with the Tribal Child Care Association of California (TCCAC) and the California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division (CDE-ELCD) - with the support of BUILD and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funding, Boston Children's Hospital and other Stakeholder's in CA. The Project HOPE CA objective is to build capacity at the local level for Tribal Child Care programming and Tribal Communities - by looking at an equity challenge, through strategic action, a committed cross-sector team, and bringing in the beneficiary voices from tribal communities - our Project HOPE team is planning action steps in CA to advance the HOPE goals.
Project HOPE CA is seeking the "North Star" for high quality early care and education for all Native American children in CA; leveraging access in state-wide early childhood systems for services at the local level to enhance equitable outcomes for children, their education, health and overall well-being. Through this initiative, the TCCAC and CDE-ELCD are engaging tribal communities in meaningful conversations in order to gain insight about where there may be gaps in services, policies and other factors which impact the ability for families to adequately and equitably gain access to the culturally relevant and appropriate services needed for their children and family.
The Project HOPE leadership team with the support of BUILD, will analyze the data to identify mechanisms to modify policy, practices or funding to improve access and quality to services in tribal communities.