The American Indian College Fund’s Strategic Planning and Building TCU ECE Family Engagement Grant provides TCUs support for family engagement and wellness in Native communities during the pandemic. This may include sending families early childhood learning kits, organizing virtual story time or language lessons, or assisting families with meals and basic needs.

As an additional resource, the College Fund hosted a family engagement webinar presented by Janice LaFloe (Turtle Mountain), Founder and Primary Guide at the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. LaFloe demonstrated her passion for early childhood education as she shared how she and her staff have maintained family engagement and supported learning at home during the pandemic.