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PBS program focuses on home visiting in NM

“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

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INCENTIVE$ Adds 116 New Recipients in August!

Since the start of the 2016 fiscal year in July, T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® and INCENTIVE$ Pay Supplements are supporting more and more people within New Mexico's early childhood workforce!  The T.E.A.C.H. program provides scholarships to early educators and other professionals in the early education field.  INCENTIVE$ provides pay supplements every six... Read Article

Rosa Reyes speaking with student leaders

Mexico and New Mexico's Early Childhood Cross-Cultural Exchange

Benefits of Early Childhood Education Across Borders

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, a group of young indigenous student leaders from Mexico along with state Rep. Christine Trujillo, and various early childhood practitioners gathered at the NMAEYC office to explore the promise of education in the early years and the importance of bilingual education in New Mexico. 

Rep. Trujillo... Read Article

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Children's Lives Now


We have heard it proclaimed as a vital refrain of our early childhood movement many times.  In fact, many, if not most of us, have joined the choir.  And to be clear, I count myself among the soulful chorus of advocates and will continue to proclaim it: Children are our future!  And so it is.

Now, before I flip this script, it is important to validate this... Read Article

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Contact NM Senators! Support Early Childhood Amendment for ESEA

Your voice makes a difference!  Please contact our senators to let them know about how crucial the ESEA amendment is for ensuring that our young children can thrive for years to come!  U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) Contact phone number: 202-224-6621
 You can also contact Tom Udall through his official website! U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) Contact phone number: 202-224-5521 You... Read Article
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1st Annual Summer Early Childhood Public Policy Institute!


For the past five years NMAEYC has hosted an annual Early Childhood Public Policy and Parent Advocacy Leadership Institute in January at the opening of the Legislative Session. This has historically been an opportunity for parents, educators and early childhood professionals to hear about upcoming early childhood policy agendas, learn how a bill becomes law and how to advocate... Read Article

Leaders Wanted for NMAEYC Retreat

SAVE THE DATE! 2015 NMAEYC Board Leadership Retreat July 19-21, 2015

Join us in Ruidoso, NM at The Lodge at Sierra Blanca for NMAEYC's annual board retreat. At the retreat, we will focus on orienting our new and seasoned board members as well as on crafting a work-plan for the implementation of our new strategic plan.

Outline of Board Retreat Schedule

Sunday, 7... Read Article

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2015 NM Legislative Snapshot: Home Visiting

What's Going On?

With the closing of this year's legislative session, New Mexico Legislature has approved the state budget for fiscal year 2016, which starts on July 1, 2015. In regards to Early Childhood Education, there are new funding developments and insights that you might be curious about. We're here to give you some small, yet significant, snapshots of approved funding in... Read Article


Exhibit has NM Educators Talking, Planning More

The Wonder of Learning Hundred Languages of Children exhibit was in NM at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science for nearly 6 months in the summer and fall of 2014.

“The Hundred Languages of Children” is a continuously updated traveling exhibit that has been telling the story of the Reggio Emilia educational experience... Read Article

Reflections: 2015 NMaeyc Annual Conference

The Art of Storytelling

The traditional circle time read-aloud: It’s a pleasant experience. Twenty children sit quietly, still, highly attentive, while the teacher reads a book from afar. NOT! It’s nothing like this most of the time. Instead, the kids have trouble seeing the book, yell to the teacher, “I can’t see.” Some are tumbling, others checking in with their... Read Article


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