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NMAEYC works tirelessly to advocate for the Early Childhood Education industry and for the children in our state.  One recent success was the signing of House Bill 83 with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. During this time of COVID-19 it is more important than ever to make sure that our childcare is supported as the the lifeline and essential service that it is.


Public Policy Institute

NMAEYC offers a public policy institute (PPI) where NMAEYC members, staff and board members are trained in advocacy and the legislative process.

Currently this is offered once a year with the start of the Legislative Session – but our goal is to offer more PPI’s throughout the year and at different sites around the state of New Mexico.

Members at the NMAEYC Public Policy Institute

Public Policy Roundtable 2022

The NMAEYC Public Policy Roundtable was virtually held on October 22, 2022. Discussed during the meeting were real-time updates on advocacy for Early Childhood Ediucation and care, in addition to training on how to advocate for the community.

This year’s featured speakers were:

  • Jason Espinoza – KW Consulting
  • Kathy DeSoto-Strickland – NMAEYC Board VP of Public Policy
  • Lacey Daniell-Miller – Save the Children Action Network
  • Alanna Purdy Montesinos – Legislative Assistant – Senator Ben Ray Lujan’s office
  • Rio Romero-Jurado – Start Early



by | Jul 1, 2020


For more information about our legislative focus during this difficult time, download our legislative priorities and policy brief below.

You can find information about Early Childhood Education in other states by visiting the National Institute for Early Childhood Research Yearbook 2020 page.

NMAEYC is now a virtual organization!

Mailing address:
1933 San Mateo Blvd NE #258
Albuquerque, NM 87110

PHONE: 505 264 5464

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