August Regional Early Childhood News

August Regional Early Childhood News
Posted on 08/02/2023
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August Regional Early Childhood News
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Tantrums, Defiance and Aggression - Oh My!

Learn more about how you can help your young child cope with developing feelings by providing guidance and intervention that is appropriate for your toddler’s age and stage.



The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) announced updated regulations that will ensure that qualifying New Mexico families will continue to receive free child care through its child care assistance (CCA) program and child care providers will receive increased rates to achieve and maintain quality care and learning environments, including sufficient funding to pay competitive wages to their early childhood professionals.  You can read more HERE. To see if you qualify for assistance please follow this link.


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Moments Together is where New Mexico families who are pregnant or have young children, ages zero to five, can find easy tips and free resources. Make sure you check out this comprehensive help.


The Early Childhood Education and Care Advisory Council reports to the governor to help coordinate  our state prenatal to five services.  Their next meeting that YOU can attend is:
Wednesday, August 9, from 1 to 4 p.m.

In-Person Location: 

CNM Workforce Training Center
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Room 207,
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Zoom Details: 

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Webinar ID: 814 9976 2115 Or One tap mobile :
+12532158782,,81499762115# or +13462487799,,81499762115#


The program evaluation of our Home Visiting Implementation and Expansion in the state was the topic of conversation by the Legislative Finance Committee at their recent meeting in Farmington.  The findings and ECECD response can be found HERE.


Get More FREE Business Help 

ECECD’s Child Care Business Toolkit is a foundation for early care and education professionals striving to meet the ever-increasing demands of the field. The toolkit contains thousands of practical and customizable resources, including sample policies, procedures, handbooks, forms, job descriptions, interview guides and much more put valuable hours back in your day. Find it


Professional Development offered by NMAEYC:

Thursday, Aug 10 10-12 pm

Free Virtual Workshop: ¡explora! Mysterious Matter

Thursday, Aug 24 12-4 pm 
Tuesday, Aug 29 3:30-5 pm


Grants and $$ Opportunities

The Amber Grant

$10,000 awards granted to a woman entrepreneur each month. Each month, our judges review all the applications — then select 5 finalists.

  • One of those finalists will be the monthly $10,000 Amber Grant grant winner.
  • The other 4 finalists will each receive $1,000.

Grant winners announced by the 23rd of the following month.


 Kathy Price - Regional Childcare Coordinator
Serving parents, providers, schools, businesses and communities in the following school districts:

Central, Farmington, Bloomfield, Aztec, Gallup, Grants, Zuni, Dulce, Chama Valley, Mesa Vista, Questa, Taos, Jemez Mountain, Jemez Valley, Española, Peñasco, Cuba, Los Alamos, Pojoaque,  Bernalillo, and  Rio Rancho.

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Regional Childcare Coordinator - NM-RECA & SW Regional Education Cooperative · 41 Road 5290 · Farmington, NM 87401-1581 · USA

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