April Winters of Taos Pueblo was among representatives of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos to attend a national summit along with LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Foundation's early childhood …
April Winters of Taos Pueblo was among representatives of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos to attend a national summit along with LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Foundation's early childhood staff. The summit, held in Washington, D.C., focused on Quality in Home Visiting, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. The aim of the conference was to help ensure children have quality early childhood experiences in their crucial first five years of life. More than 800 attendees from across the nation and other countries attended the event, which featured more than 100 experts.
Home visiting programs are designed to support parents from all backgrounds and offer assistance with maternal and child health, positive parenting, child development and growth, safe home environments and school readiness. "Parents are given the tools to be the best teachers for their children," according to Winters of Taos Pueblo.
The LANL Foundation's early childhood partnership with the pueblos started in 2016 with expressed interest from the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council. The Pueblo Outreach Project, an 18-month collaboration funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, began in 2017 to assess and map family services within each pueblo, provide training for parents and caregivers and strengthen current programs, according to a statement from the LANL Foundation.
- Report submitted by Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation
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