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
Authored by Heidi S. Roibal
Children are our state’s most precious resource. Kids Count ranked New Mexico lowest in children’s well-being of all the 50 states. Although we have many unique challenges, we also have unique resources in New Mexico such as home visiting and other prevention services that can help address this issue.What Is... Read Article
Authored by Ann Sullivan.
Are you interested in understanding how children think and how they construct a view of the world? If so, you must go to the Wonder of Learning Exhibit at NM Museum of Natural History and Science.The Wonder of Learning Exhibit
The exhibit encompasses the second floor of the hall and includes many pictures, videos, examples of... Read Article
Don't miss the Ooey Gooey Lady and Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline Training, coming to Albuquerque August 15 through 17, 2014.
Training activities will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 8am - 3:30pm. The event is sponsored by UNM's Children Campus. For more information see below or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-277-3365.Conscious Discipline... Read Article
NMAEYC has just announced its newly elected officers:President Elect - Cindy Cicero
Cindy Cicero has worked with children and families for over 25 years and currently resides in Melrose, N.M. She has worked in a variety of roles: family child care, preschool teacher, center director, referral specialist and in training and technical assistance in N.M. and CT. As president, Cindy... Read Article
This year’s conference theme — Rethinking the 3R’s: Renew, Reflect, Relate — set the stage for the array of sessions, keynote address, networking experiences and other activities offered during the two-day conference held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in March.
To continue doing the important work we do as educators, we must renew our bodies, minds, and... Read Article
Research has shown that early detection and intervention can make a significant difference in the life of a child with autism. Educators, who interact with and observe children on a daily basis, are in the ideal position to know if a child's development seems delayed.
Join us to learn about early signs of autism and how to talk to families about it.What Early... Read Article
Gov. Susana Martinez today signed the state budget, which includes a $27 million - or 14% increase - in early childhood funding. The budget includes more money for home visiting, pre-Kindergarten, infant child care assistance rates, Kindergarten to Third Grade Plus in public schools and the Early Literacy Reading Initiative in public schools.
For the first time the budget also includes... Read Article
The New Mexico Early Childhood Alliance (NMECA) is “Shared Services” membership organization is open to all early childhood professionals in New Mexico who are committed to quality early childhood care and education for New Mexico’s young children and families. The only membership “cost” is that commitment to quality. And we know that... Read Article