Advocacy

NMAEYC is dedicated to promoting the well-being of all young children in New Mexico, and we do this through the four complementary strategies mentioned below. 

You don’t have to be a teacher to make a difference. The more we all - as New Mexican voters - stand up and advocate for children, the more we can ensure the success of our children and the future of our great state. 

We encourage you to take action, read our policy positions and learn from our talking pointssign up to receive legislative updates, or make a donation to NMAEYC today. 

How We Support Early Childhood

1. Professional Development for Early Childhood Educators

We focus on improving the quality of early childhood education through professional development, as this is a key building block and an area we can influence. 

2. Accreditation

We provide support to early childhood programs who are seeking or are in the process of accreditation so they can achieve the core quality standards and offer the best education to our young children.

3. Advocate for Children

We advocate for policies at state and local levels that will lead to excellence in early childhood education programs.

4. Support Families

We also seek to support families by providing them with useful resources, and help parents make decisions that create a positive environment for the growth and development of their young children.

Seasonal Early Childhood Public Policy Institutes

For many years at the start of the New Mexico legislative session in January, NMAEYC has hosted an Early Childhood Public Policy Institute in Santa Fe, NM. With positive feedback and responses from the early childhood community, NMAEYC decided to host additional public policy institutes around the state throughout the year. These institutes are meant to acquaint people to advocacy, early childhood issues, the legislative process, and to have the opportunity to speak to key stakeholders and legislators before the start of the Legislative session. Look below for information on upcoming institutes and materials from past institutes! 

Summer Public Policy Institutes

Child Care Policy Summit

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