The Voice of Tribal Child Care in California!
Who We Are
The Tribal Child Care Association (TCCAC) is comprised of individuals who work for tribal lead agencies/grantees administering the Child Care and Development Block Grant and /or other Tribal child development programs.
Tribal Child Care and Development Fund dollars reach 80% of the Federally Recognized Tribes in California providing services to families, children and communities on tribal land and in urban areas. Child Care services are provided through Child Care Centers operated on tribal land, by regulated family, friend and neighbor care, and through private and not for profit child care facilities licensed through the State of California
The TCCAC has joined together to provide professional support and technical assistance to Tribes with child care programs and to unify tribal voices to educate Tribal, federal, state and local governments and agencies as to the strength and existence of tribal child care programs.
The mission of TCCAC is to sustain and maintain high quality, culturally relevant child care programs through the unification of tribal voices and by providing support, sharing knowledge, educating Tribes, federal, state and local governments and agencies.
To unify and give legitimacy to the work performed in child care settings at Tribal levels.
To raise local, state and federal educational and child care agencies’ awareness of Tribal child care programs.
To be an ongoing forum for communication, collaboration, and coordination among Tribes, and the State and other organizations to achieve excellence in our programs.
To further education, training and skills of TCCAC members in child development in all areas of the child care profession.
To educate the public on the value of and promote Tribally-regulated child care programs and facilitates.
To demonstrate that child care is not just about “daycare”, but taking the holistic approach to working as a community to further our Tribal families and children needs.
To communicate results of research, evaluation, proposals, regulations and policies concerning child development in Tribal communities.
To exchange information and render mutual assistance to each other.
To maintain an interwoven representative organization to consider, agree and act together as an association upon all matters affecting the Tribal child care arena.
To sustain language and culture while supporting healthy children and families in our communities.