Early Native Learning Project

  • Partnering for Early Native Learner Success Project (PENLSP)


    The Partnering for Early Native Learner Success Project is now the Equity for Early Native Learners Project supported through a generous grant from United Way of King County's Racial Innovation Fund and is a collaborative initiative of Highline Native Education and the White Center Community Development Association. 


    Contact Native Education Program Manager Sara Marie Ortiz to learn more about the Equity for Early Native Learners Project today!

    The Partnering for Early Native Learner Success Project supports equity and improved access to quality early learning opportunities for Native learners. The project goals are to:
    • Increase enrollment in early learning centers such as Head Start and ECEAP preschool programs
    • Increase family engagement and support for parents
    • Integrate Native curriculum in early learning centers to teach Native culture, history, experience, and identity 



  • Since Time Immemorial Early Learning Curriculum

    Posted by Amanda Rambayon on 5/25/2017

    The Since Time Immemorial Tribal Sovereignty Early Learning Curriculum is a unique curriculum designed by Native Early Learning educators for ALL early learners in Washington State.  The curriculum consists of three lessons designed for our children to experience concepts related to tribal sovereignty, local tribal history, and contemporary issues as related to Tribes of Washington State. 


    All the lesson plans and resources are online at https://www.del.wa.gov/government/tribal-nations/since-time-immemorial-early-learning-curriculum

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  • Sara Marie Ortiz, MFA (Pueblo of Acoma)
    Native Education Program Manager