February Items of interest
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Do you know a 4 year old who will start kindergarten this coming fall?  If they are NOT in a state funded preschool then they are eligible for a FREE computer and participation in he Waterford Upstart program.  This is a 15-minutes-a-day get ready for K program open to 2000 NM children.  No income requirements and a great way to engage for school readiness! Families can call 888-982-9898 or go to

The Early Childhood Mentor Network (ECMN) supports experienced early childhood teachers interested in mentoring and joining a professional teacher's network in New Mexico. Applications open this month and more info can be found HERE. All early childhood teachers with an associate's degree or higher are encouraged to apply and stipends are awarded.
Project ECHO for Early Childhood Statewide Inclusion Supports (ECSIS) announces a new virtual PD program. The program runs every Wednesday 12:30-!:30 through March and you can register and watch recordings and get resources if you can't join live. See flyer below.
The annual NMAEYC conference will be held April 1-2 at the Student Services services building at UNM with hybrid options.  This will be a great gathering of EC enthusiasts from around our state!  Click HERE for more info.


FREE on February 15: Thriving Schools Summit, an all-day free virtual conference that collectively envisions our journey to building thriving schools.

Learn from leading experts in the K-12 education field, including Jessica Minahan, author of The Behavior Code, and Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute

HERE and receive live Summit access as well as the ability to view presentation recordings for 90 days following the event. Certificates of attendance and professional learning resources will be provided for educators and leaders who join live or watch on-demand.

Curious what 100% Community is doing in our counties?  Watch this 3 minute video to learn how the initiative is driven by county stakeholders, designed to achieve the goals of preventing adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), family trauma and social adversity. For updates on 100% week events, sign up here: 

BRAND NEW EARLY CHILDHOOD CAREER PATHWAY GUIDE ECECD has released its NEW professional development career pathway guide, which outlines steps, options, and financial supports for continuing education to better prepare individuals for multiple career options in early childhood

View the guide here: 


The LANL Foundation’s Outreach Grants are open to school districts, nonprofit New Mexico educational institutions, IRS-qualified 501(c)3 organizations, government agencies, Pueblos, tribal communities, and Nations serving Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Taos counties.I The Outreach grants are for $5000 and application closes February 21.


Register HERE
  Friday, Marcy 11 is International SEL Day.  The state alliance of SEL4NM is wanting to highlight what you are doing to support life skills and problem solving. Sign up HERE for tools and ideas!
 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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