Policy Positions

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New Mexico will increase investments in early care and education so children thrive and become successful in school and in their lives.

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Overarching Goals

  1. Expand access to high quality early care, education and health services for all children, starting with the most underserved and at-risk populations
  2. Invest in and support professional development and continue quality improvements for early childhood professionals and programs
  3. Support families’ roles as their child’s first and most important teachers beginning with prenatal care and family engagement
  4. Develop stable and long-term funding sources for the full continuum of early childhood services

Current Priorities

  1. Continued funding support for the T.E.A.C.H. program
  2. Incentives programs to increase compensation for early childhood educators/providers for birth to five-year-old programs
  3. Continue funding for CYFD/PED preschool programs
  4. Support of subsidies for our low income families to be able to access quality early childhood programs
  5. Quality programs that meet basic standards
  6. Increase pay/benefits to early childhood teachers to attract and retain qualified, dedicated educators

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