September Regional Early Childhood News

September Regional Early Childhood News
Posted on 09/10/2023
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September Regional Early Childhood News
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Do you need a car seat for your child? 

Funded by the New Mexico Department of Transportation Traffic Safety Division, the New Mexico Child Safety Seat Distribution Program (NMCSSDP) helps provide car seats and education on how to properly use them.  Find more info HERE.


ECECD Home Visiting provides any expectant or newborn NM family who requests it a Safe Sleep Baby Kit containing materials to foster a Safe Sleep environment in a variety of spaces. Our purpose is to provide all families in New Mexico access to and awareness of a Safe Sleep environment in a way that is respectful, culturally responsive, equitable, and informed. The Safe Sleep Baby Kit is distributed upon a family’s request by Home Visiting programs and partner agencies and organizations throughout our state.

The kit includes a bassinet, infant clothing, baby board books, and educational materials about Safe Sleep, baby’s development, and resources available to families of young children in our state. The Safe Sleep Baby Kit is available to families regardless of income, home language, citizenship status, or family structure.

To find a local Home Visiting program and arrange for your FREE kit, visit our Early Childhood Education and Family Supports Portal by entering an address, or call 1-800-691-9067.


The New Mexico Breast Feed Task force offers a "Lactation Circle " which is a  free virtual support group led by Siboney Rodriguez on a twice monthly basis. All families with interest in lactation (current or expecting) are welcome to join this safe space to ask questions and hold conversations with other parents.
Drop in and visit as we build a community of support for all lactating families!
Date: 13 Sep 2023
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am MDT

Zoom Link Here



Want to learn more about the Early Childhood Education and Care Department’s (ECECD) child care cost model? Seeking to understand how subsidy rates set by the cost of care will increase revenues for your child care program? Concerned about the Competitive Pay for Professionals Grant ending this month? ECECD is hosting a webinar to demonstrate how the new child care rates are designed to cover the costs of providing quality care and competitive wages to staff.


Need On Demand trainings?  HERE is more information and the fall training calendar on the options at your disposal through the UNM Early Learning Service Center.


A sense of belonging is crucial in any group from claroom to boardrooms.  Join the Social and Emotional Learning Alliance for New  Mexico will offer: Fostering Connectedness and Belonging as a Part of Teaching and Learning     Pleae register HERE.


Professional Development offered by NMAEYC:


Engineering with Recyclables EC Teacher Workshop

Engineer cars and musical instruments out of recycled materials.

A virtual workshop for early childhood educators, librarians and out-of-school time providers (2 CEU hours)

Zoom link will be sent the day before.

Register here!

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves EC Teacher Workshop

A virtual workshop for early childhood educators, librarians and out-of-school time providers (2 CEU hours). Discover the variety in leaves and observe them up close! Explore how special leaves are by testing their strength, flying ability, and more!

Grants and $$ Opportunities

The main grant this month to be aware of is the FOCUS planning grant due September 15.  The online application can be found HERE, and be sure to read details below.

Registration Details can be found HERE
Save the Date!   
Saturday, Nov 4th, San Juan College in Farmington will host a  free state wide Early Childhood Conference "Strengthening Collaborations with Early Childhood Programs and Families" .  Register early & get FREE childcare  
 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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