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
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
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
Senator Nancy Rodriguez (left) capturing a shot with Dan Ritchey.
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
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
Pictured above from left: Lucero Velasquez, Hope Alvarado and Christina Rodriguez
"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
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
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
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
“It’s just overwhelming to be a parent so it’s great to sit down and have a set of tools and have an expert, an advocate, to navigate that.” New Mexico parent
Parenting doesn’t come with an instruction manual. Still, it is assumed that new parents will automatically know how to meet their babies’ needs. One way to help families is through home... Read Article