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Nevada Tribal Child Care Awareness Day – Press Release

Date: April 20, 2015 Author: ITCNCCDF Categories: News, Press Releases

Nevada Tribal Child Care Awareness day
April 25 draws Attention to Tribal Child Care in Nevada

(Las Vegas, Nev.) — Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc., Child Care Development Fund program is inviting the public to an event at the Craig Ranch Regional Park in Las Vegas, NV, April 25, 2015, to spread awareness about tribal child care in Nevada.

The event will begin with fun/run walk around the park from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to meet at the registration table at 9:00 a.m. to participate. From 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., attendees are invited to a performance by several tribal youth dance groups from surrounding tribes.

There will be various informational booths displaying information on child care issues, as well as, domestic violence prevention, and various educational materials and supplies from other social service programs.

Michael Tinsley, Program Manager for the ITCN CCDF program, will discuss tribal child care issues at 12:00 p.m., and will be followed by a special proclamation by Mayor Carolyn Goodman, recognizing April 25 as Nevada Tribal Child Care Awareness Day.

Tinsley, says it’s important to shed light on tribal child care issues in the state of Nevada. “There are 27 tribal communities throughout the state of Nevada. Tribal programs currently receive only 2.5% of the federal child care funding to support these programs. With the rising costs of child care, parents have to choose between quality child care, and providing the basic necessities for their families.” The ITCN CCDF program provides child care assistance to many families in these communities, and Tinsley says federal funding to support these services is crucial. “I am hoping this event will raise awareness, and give people an opportunity to learn about how they can support our tribal community child care and after school programs, and families in these communities.”

ITCN CCDF recently supported a reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant for tribes to provide child care to eligible Indian children, and change the set aside to 5%, and the increase of the overall funding.

Nevada Tribal Child Care Awareness Day will be celebrated every year on the last Saturday of the month, in order to keep tribal child care issues in the spotlight.

For more information, to register, or see how you can help sponsor or be a part of this day, please visit itcnccdf.org. The event is free and open to the public. There will be free food, beverages, entertainment and a raffle.
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Contact: Deserea Quintana
March 20, 2015 Advertising & PR Manager/Grant Writer
775-355-0600 ext. 140
desereaquintana@gmail.com

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