Focus Area: Early Childhood
Grant Amount: $10,000
Located in Minneapolis. Baby’s Space is a nationally accredited, 4-Star Parent Aware-rated child development center for families living in poverty. Founded in 2000 as an age 0-3 childcare facility for families in the Little Earth of United Tribes development and surrounding Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis. It now offers child and family services from pregnancy to 3rd grade, including year-round, full-day childcare and public K-3 education through Tatanka Academy.
Grant supports the program Healing Our Children, Healing Ourselves, which is building staff and parent capacity to provide trauma-informed and culturally responsive circles of supports for their children and families. The program will include intensifying trauma-informed training for staff and parents, collaborating with their primary partner to adapt the Conscious Discipline Parenting curriculum to meet the cultural needs of the community and working to weave trauma informed learning strategies into the early learning curriculum.