Tribal Early Childhood

A young girl looks at the camera while her mother watches.

Many interventions and supports have been developed and adapted to target the critically important stages of early childhood within tribal communities.

Evaluation of these efforts should be rooted in an understanding of local settings and of family strengths and stressors as they interact across generations, the community, and society.

JBA evaluates programs that use home visiting and other service delivery strategies to improve outcomes for young children in tribal communities. Collaborating with stakeholders allows us to understand necessary cultural adaptations to evidence-based models. We build relationships with tribal program staff and design meaningful evaluations that yield practical knowledge. We also support local evaluation efforts, performance measurement, and quality improvement through technical assistance.