Language, Literacy and Culture in Tribal Communities
WHO IT’S FOR:
- Native American parents and families of young children (birth to age 5)
- Foster and adoptive parents of Native American children (birth to age 5)
WHY IT MATTERS:
Children learn from their cultural experiences and use that learning in a unique way to develop a new understanding of the world (NAEYC, November 2019). When families have access to opportunities to connect to their Native American culture, language and lifeway, they are better able to understand who they are, where they come from, and how they relate to the world around them, which in turn promotes the development of children’s early language and literacy skills.
WHAT IT IS:
First Things First’s Language, Literacy and Culture in Tribal Communities strategy gives Native American families with young children (birth to age 5) an opportunity to connect to their culture, language and lifeway through community events and access to materials, such as books, that are reflective of their native language and culture.
Use the Find Programs search tool to see what resources and programs around language, literacy and culture in tribal communities are available in your area.
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- Community Based Language and Literacy
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