GrowNM: Early Childhood Initiatives in New Mexico
Find and share information about Early Childhood in New Mexico. Do you have information about challenges, resources, success stories to help us ensure that all New Mexican children will thrive? Send your contributions to Wendy@ShareNM.org
Track 2017 Legislation. The NM Legislature will hold its 60-day session from January 17th through March 18th. Things happen fast! Keep up to date on proposed legislation affecting Early Childhood with THIS LIST. Click on the Bill Number to find current bill status and a PDF version of the bill. Click on the sponsor’s name and get a profile of the bill sponsor. Bills will be added throughout the session. If you would like to add a bill to this tracking list please send bill number to wendy@ShareNM.org.
News. The latest report on a NM's state-funded home-visiting initiative to connect pregnant mothers and new parents with services and aid and to detect risks in a home — such as domestic violence, substance abuse or perinatal depression — shows a nearly threefold growth in the program over the past five years and steady improvement in the quality of care that families receive. Download the report here.
Collaborating for Young Children and Families. The Bernalillo County Early Childhood Accountability Project (ECAP) recently published "Our Community Working Together," a list of many collaboratives and coalitions working together
to improve outcomes for Bernalillo County children and their families, from pregnancy to age eight. For more information, contact Tracy McDaniel, ECAP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Native Families Get a Head Start with Home Visits. At Taos Pueblo and beyond, a program to improve child healthcare, teach Native culture and instill school readiness pays big dividends. Read about Tiwa Babies and Family Spirit.