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Pay it Forward! Join National T.E.A.C.H. Alliance

What is the Alliance?

The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Alliance supports the emergence of early childhood leaders who can speak on the behalf of low-resourced early educators, inform policy to improve access to higher education and lead others who can learn and grow with support from T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood.

Open to all:

Current and former T.E.A.C.H. scholars as well as anyone who... Read Article

Governor Martinez Approves State Budget - Includes Early Childhood Funding

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed a state budget that includes smaller increases than in recent years for early childhood funding. She did not use her line-item veto power to cut any of the early childhood money in the budget, which is for the year starting July 1, 2016.

The Legislature had hoped for more sizable increases in early childhood funding, but the declining price of oil caused... Read Article

No New Money for Education from Land Grant Fund

Sen. Padilla Reflects on Senate Joint Resolutions

Wesley Morton, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Deputy Director, had the opportunity to interview Senator Michael Padilla.  Sen. Padilla sponsored two Senate Joint Resolutions regarding early childhood and young children in New Mexico.

The legislative session ended at noon on Thursday, Feb. 18.  As in previous years, no action... Read Article

2016 Legislative Almanac

ACTION NEEDED NOW -- Support More Funds for T.E.A.C.H. and INCENTIVE$

A budget amendment seeking more funding for T.E.A.C.H. scholarships and INCENTIVE$ pay supplements will be considered this week or early next week by the Senate Finance Committee.  The amendment, asking for $2 million in additional funds, was filed on Feb. 9th by Sen. Nancy Rodriguez of Santa Fe.  The Legislature must complete its work by noon Feb. 18.

Contact Senate Finance... Read Article

T.E.A.C.H. and INCENTIVE$ Senate Hearing! State Budget Proposed!

Senator Nancy Rodriguez (left) capturing a shot with Dan Ritchey. 

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The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing Monday, Feb. 8, at 8:30 a.m. on a bill to allocate $2 million to be split between the T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarships and INCENTIVE$ pay supplements programs.  The hearing will be in Room 311 of the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.... Read Article

T.E.A.C.H. and INCENTIVE$ Bill Introduced! Your Voice Matters!

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The new session of the state legislature is under way, and identical bills have been introduced in the House and Senate to allocate an additional $2 million to be split between T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® scholarships and INCENTIVE$ Early Childhood pay supplements.  Please urge your legislator — and members of the Senate and House finance committees... Read Article

Investing in Young People the Right Thing to Do! Reflections from Roundhouse

Pictured above from left: Lucero Velasquez, Hope Alvarado and Christina Rodriguez

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"The Time Is Right.  To invest in children and youth throughout the legislative session is the right thing to do."  That is how emcee Jasmine Vigil, a senior at Española Valley High School, announced the theme of the press conference in the Roundhouse in Santa Fe... Read Article

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First Annual Fall Early Childhood Public Policy Institute

In support of the whole child and family: building cross-program communities for advocacy Friday, November 20, 2015 
Deming, NM
Mimbres Valley Learning Center 
at the WNMU Deming campus (2300 E. Pine St.)
9:00am - 3:00pm We're Coming to Deming, NM!

NMAEYC is pleased to launch the First Annual Fall Early Childhood Public Policy Institute in New Mexico! ... Read Article

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Up For The Challenge? NM Early Childhood Scavenger Hunt

Heard of The New Mexico Early Childhood Alliance (NewMexECA)? Want to win an iPad mini™?

The New Mexico Early Childhood Alliance (NewMexECA) invites you to participate in our exciting SCAVENGER HUNT. You’ll have an opportunity to win fun prizes, and discover new tools to help your work in the early childhood sector!

Watch for several challenges throughout the coming year.... Read Article

NM Child Care Policy Summit

NM Child Care Policy Summit  
Strengthening & Improving Child Care

Saturday, August 29, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm
Rotunda at UNM's Science & Technology Park  
801 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM

Goal: To build a joint public and private campaign to promote and support High Quality Child Care as an essential part of NM... Read Article


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