Ina Maka Home Visiting
Take the first step toward getting your child ready for school and to lead a happy, successful life.
Who We Are
Ina Maka means Mother Earth in the Lakota language.
The Ina Maka Family Program provides home-visiting services for parents and caregivers of young children. Ina Maka assists in supporting child development and creating a plan to get children ready for preschool, kindergarten and beyond.
Our team of parent partners work with all individuals who are part of the child’s daily life. You can ask any questions or discuss concerns about child development or where to go for needed services.
Ina Maka is unique in that it teaches families cultural traditions, and is the only family visiting program in the nation to have a Kayə (“Grandma” in Luhshootseed). This position is specifically designed to engage families in community and cultural events, while providing additional support and encouragement.
Our Parent Partners schedule monthly times to meet with clients and their children in-person or virtually. They will bring a strength-based, age-appropriate activity for you to do together and learn more about the four development domains: motor, cognitive, language, and social/emotional.
Every month we invite all of our families to come together to share a meal and learn cultural activities through socialization and child/parent engagement.
Am I Eligible?
You can join Ina Maka if you:
- Live in King County
- Have a child that is prenatal to 5 years old
- Are pregnant with or are raising a American Indian/Alaska Native/Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian child (including grandparents, foster parents, and other caregivers)
- No tribal enrollment or proof is required.