Early Childhood Tribal Symposium and Workgroup

Building the First Nations Early Childhood Coalition

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Registration Closed.
Agency: The Network
Agency Contact: Julie Philipps-DTAN
Agency Assistant: Angie Balfe - DTAN 920.236.0885
Location Facility Date Time Notes
Ho-Chunk Casino and Conference Center
S3214 County Road BD
Baraboo, WI 53913
Lower Dells A/B/H/I 5/15/2019 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast (Provided)
Ho-Chunk Casino and Conference Center
S3214 County Road BD
Baraboo, WI 53913
To Be Determined 5/16/2019 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast (Provided)

The Ho-Chunk Nation and Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network invite tribal and non-tribal early childhood programs, tribal education departments, community agencies, and school districts the opportunity to build and sustain partnerships that reflect the diversity of American Indian nations and tribal communities and to collaboratively implement strategies that result in meaningful changes on a local, regional, and statewide level.

The Early Childhood Tribal Symposium and Workgroup event will provide opportunities for facilitators, presenters, and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
On day #1 symposium and workgroup participants will hear stories about the Ho-Chunk Nation’s early childhood collaborations within and between communities in their efforts in promoting broader collaboration.

Thursday, May 16, 2019
On day #2 Ms. Jodi Pfarr will return to facilitate the workgroup’s progress on individual or team programs 90-day plans, as well as the workgroup’s plan in developing the First Nations Early Childhood Coalition.

Participant Outcomes

As a result of attending this symposium, participants will:

  • have an opportunity to collaborate with other stakeholders that include American Indian nations and tribal communities, head start, preschool, early head starts, parents/guardians, community members, etc.
  • discuss future planning efforts and programming to promote awareness of early childhood care and education for children and families within our American Indian nations and tribal communities.
  • explore cross-sector early childhood collaborations within each tribal nation and community.

Target Audience

Early childhood administrators, professionals, teachers, program directors, and other leaders providing services to American Indian children, parents/guardians, families, communities, and nations.

  • Child Care
  • Head Start, Preschool, and Early Head Start
  • Health Care
  • Home Visiting and Family Support
  • Parents/Guardians and Parent Groups
  • Public, Private, Charter and BIE Schools
  • Social Services
  • Tribal Education Directors and Staff
  • Tribal Council Leaders and Members
  • CESAs and State Agencies

Location & Lodging
Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel & Convention Center (Lower Dells A/B/H/I)
S3214 CR-BD
Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: (800) 746-2486

A block of rooms has been reserved at Ho-Chunk Casino Hotel & Convention Center until Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the following rates:

  • Group rate: $82 + tax (tax exempt paperwork must be presented at the time of check-in; does not apply to the tribal tax)
  • Other tribal rate: $79 + tax (must show tribal identification)
  • Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member rate: $69 + tax
  • Ho-Chunk Nation elder rate: $49 + tax

To receive these special rates, please reference "Early Childhood Symposium or Booking ID # 9589" when making reservations.

Participants are responsible for all costs and arrangements related to hotel reservations and lodging. Be sure to bring the appropriate documentation with you if your agency or district is tax-exempt.

This Event is Sponsored by:


There are no fees associated with attending this training. Pre-registration, however, is REQUIRED so adequate materials and meals can be prepared.