SIPI ECE PROJECT NEWS

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s (SIPI) Restorative Teachings team gathered for our annual “Community Planting Event.” Every April for the past couple of years SIPI’s preschool children have planted corn, melons, and chile peppers. This...

Post date: September 13, 2016

The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute’s (SIPI) Early Childhood program, together with the Youth Development Incorporated (YDI) happily launched their Restorative Teachings initiative on April 26, 2016. SIPI’s initiative seeks to develop a campus wide community that is inclusive of SIPI staff, faculty, students and the YDI Head Start....

Post date: May 27, 2016

The children and their families came out to the garden and selected a pumpkin of their choice. Many children and families participated in the event. Families look forward to this annual event and have expressed their gratitude to have such an opportunity to do this.

Post date: October 27, 2015

A short program included information about the ECE program, Sacred Little Ones, and scholarships. An ECE student intern and an alumnus shared their positive experiences with the SIPI ECE program. Early Childhood Education faculty presented practices on improving student success. SIPI leadership staff was present as well. A dinner was provided...

Post date: September 22, 2015

Sacred Little Ones and Ké Early Childhood Initiative hosted a community health fair “Running Into the Future” at Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute on June 06, 2015. The purpose of the event was to promote healthy lifestyles through exercising, healthy eating, and positive mental health. The event included an inspiration speaker, community...

Post date: June 6, 2015

The PhotoVoice project was an engaging endeavor for families and staff of the HeadStart Center and Sacred Little Ones. Seven families became a vital component of the PhotoVoice research methodology. These families took pictures, selected photos, completed reflection sheets, shared photos, and lead indepth discussions about their selected...

Post date: May 12, 2015

The Wakanyeja Sacred Little Ones and K’é Family Engagement Initiatives presents Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute “YDI Community Planting Event” held on Tuesday April 28th, 2015 from 4:30-6:00pm. This event took place just west of the SIPI/YDI center in the YDI heritage garden. This event attracted a variety of participants including;...

Post date: May 11, 2015

The American Indian College Fund’s Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative project director at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Danielle Lansing, will be presenting a research poster at the Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE) at CU-Denver this week.

Research posters are a common way to present research projects/...

Post date: September 19, 2014

Hello my name is Sasha Toribio. I am from Zia pueblo, located in Zia, New Mexico. I attend Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) and for a year and a half I have been studying within the early childhood program. During my fall trimester of 2013 I...

Post date: April 30, 2014

SIPI practicum students hosted a literacy night for YDI Head Start parents on November 26, 2013. Over 20 parents participated. Parents worked with teachers and practicum students to create picture books. Families adapted well loved books from the classroom to make them more reflective of local culture. YDI parent Stacie Barney reported that...

Post date: February 3, 2014

My name is Andrea Vicente and I am from Isleta Pueblo, NM. I am attending SIPI (Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute) in Albuquerque, NM. I am in my second year for the Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and I’m expected to graduate in Spring-trimester of 2014. My previous work with children was as a library aide for the Pueblo...

Post date: January 31, 2014

Nestled between the Lummi Bay and Bellingham Bay in Northwest Washington State, four tribal college early childhood education programs brought their knowledge together among the thicket of tradition and scenery on the Lummi Indian reservation. The Wakanyeja Early Childhood Education Initiative tribal college grantees of Northwest Indian College...

Post date: July 14, 2013

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) is proud to announce that Andrea Vicente, a student in the Early Childhood Education program, has been awarded the opportunity to participate in the Charles Carl Program for Students and Faculty at Yale University’s Child Study Center. This intensive one-week program will provide participants...

Post date: June 4, 2013

Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), one of the four grantees of the Wakanyeja “Sacred Little Ones” grant initiative funded by the American Indian College Fund and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, held the first Early Childhood Teacher Education Kick-Off on September 5, 2012. The historic event drew more than 60 participants from...

Post date: September 4, 2012