Recently, NMAEYC acquired a generous grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in order to implement a year-long Strategic Planning Process (SPP). The SPP aims to engage with New Mexico's diverse communities in promoting the well-being of ALL young children in NM through professional development and advocacy.
This work will be done by involving our NMAEYC members and... Read Article
Held in Dallas, Texas this year, the 2014 NAEYC Annual Conference & Expo is the largest gathering of thought leaders, classroom teachers and faculty, administrators, researchers, and other critically important practitioners and contributors in early childhood education. Whether you are a newcomer to the field or an experienced professional, the Conference is a great... Read Article
The T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® NEW MEXICO scholarship program engaged 651 early educators across New Mexico in taking college classes in Fiscal Year 2014, which ended June 30. That marked a 54% increase over the previous year.
A key element of increasing the quality of early education for New Mexico’s youngest children is having educators with a deep... Read Article
This professional development initiative will focus on how teachers are reflective in their practice with children AND within and among all of the adults who work with the children. It will also focus on how to invite family and community collaboration in reflective practice.
Conference will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road NW,... Read Article
In a recent journal poll, nearly two-thirds of New Mexico voters believe that the state should draw funds from its Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood programs.
When you ask people their gut feeling – whether they’re willing to spend more for these programs – they say yes.”
- Journal Pollster... Read Article
The House voted and passed the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) bill on September 15, 2014. The bill is now in the Senate. This is an important step in building a strong early learning system.
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CCDBG was last reauthorized nearly 20 years ago. Much has changed since then... Read Article
Please join us on Thursday, September 18th for an important and valuable presentation and discussion on how we can strengthen Early Childhood services and programs in New Mexico.
The presentation will include highlights from the recently released report "Opportunities to Strengthen Early Childhood Services, Programs and Systems in New Mexico" by Kay Johnson. A panel discussion... Read Article
Kids are fighting in the classroom. Feelings get hurt. Tears ensue.
While we know this is all part of the early learning process, it's always a little unnerving when it happens. As early childhood educators, we are always looking for new, proven strategies to help children resolve conflict.The HighScope Method
One great approach to conflict resolution comes from... Read Article
Calling all teachers!
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque is hosting a Teacher Open House on Wednesday, September 17th from 5pm to 8pm.This is a special time for educators to explore the entire museum free of charge.Raffle!
You will also be able to see the Wonder of Learning exhibit, a... Read Article
Authored by Alberto Mares.
At the NAEYC Professional Development Institute in Minneapolis in June, Helen Wheelock gathered a group of 25 educators for circle time.
She opened the book Kitten’s First Full Moon, a preschool classic, and like most teachers do daily in the classroom, she read in a soft voice, pausing before each page to extend... Read Article