Indian Policy Early Learning Committee

The Indian Policy Early Learning (IPEL) committee was established in 2013 following recommendations of native leaders. The objective of IPEL is to assist the collective needs of the Tribal governments with other American Indian organizations to assure quality and comprehensive service delivery to all American Indians and Alaska Natives in Washington State. Each Federally Recognized Tribe of Washington State is entitled to determine one delegate by tribal resolution as well as determine any amount of alternates that they desire.

Regular meetings of IPEL convene quarterly and are held at a place established by IPEL or the Executive Committee.

Upcoming Meetings


July 15, 2020 - IPEL Sub Committee Meeting
May 20, 2020 - IPEL Sub Committee Meeting
Februray 20, 2020 - IPEL Sub Committee Meeting

IPEL Meeting Statewide Early Learning Plan Next Steps. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 22406 Pacific Highway South, Des Moines, WA. DCYF's Early Learning Program is asking for Tribal Community members involved in Early Learning and/or working with families that have young children to please attend the afternoon portion. Tribes are asked to please send/nominate up to five people to attend. If you want to participate, please complete this form for assistance with travel and registration.

The following are resource materials that include qualitative and quantitative data representing the current early learning landscape in Washington State. The information was collected by DCYF over the last year from multiple sources, including conversations with communities and partners across the state. The documents are meant to serve as a resource and many of them are still in draft form. It is not necessary to read all of these documents before the Tribal-Specific Early Learning Strategy Design meeting on February 20th. They are meant to be a resource only:

January 23, 2020 at 9 am - Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave. N. Seattle WA 98103