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What it means to me, the Week of the Young Child - Laura Lynn Docterman

Let the children have input in their own learning.

I am so honored to be a part of our New Mexico Affiliate of National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). When I was reviewing my experiences up to this part of my life on this subject, the Week of the Young Child, I have noticed that I have always regarded childhood as an important chapter for adulthood; and as I have moved... Read Article

Vote for your NMAEYC Board Members 2017!

Vote for NMAEYC's New Board Members!

NMAEYC members are invited to vote for the candidate of their choice for our open positions on the NMAEYC Board! All members will receive an email with the link to vote available. If you need a paper ballot or did not receive the voting link, please call us at (505) 243-5437. Voting has begun and will end April 30, 2017!

Review each of the... Read Article

Getting Comfortable Talking About "Private Parts" with Amy Lang

Amy Lang (center) presenting on the topic of child sexuality.

Though she had a master’s in adult learning and several years’ experience counseling others on reproductive health, Amy Lang was stumped when her 4-year-old said to her, “it feels good to touch my penis,” right before he jumped in the bath.

“I didn’t have... Read Article

PreK Consultant to lead NMAEYC


It’s a new year and there’s a new president for both the nation and NMaeyc.

In 2017, NMaeyc members will welcome a new leader to helm their nonprofit organization.

Laura Docterman will be NMaeyc’s 39th president.

She begins her tenure early. Though originally slated to assume the position in July, the board of directors approved... Read Article

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Thank you for Coming! Public Policy & Parent Advocacy Institute

See you in 2018!

If you are an early childhood teacher, parent, or desire to see New Mexico's young children thrive, this opportunity is for you!

The 7th Annual Early Childhood Public Policy and Parent Advocacy Leadership Institute was held in Santa Fe, NM on January 16-18, 2017!

The popular Early Childhood Public Policy (ECPP) Institute and Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL)... Read Article

Join Us on November 29th for #GivingTuesdayNM!

Dear potential donor and early childhood advocate!

Today, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC) is participating in #GivingTuesdayNM, part of the global day of giving -- #GivingTuesday.

What is #GivingTuesdayNM?

Last year was the first statewide initiative in New Mexico, and more than 100 nonprofits in 11... Read Article

Sign Up Today for Child Care Policy Summit 2016!

Child Care Policy Summit:
The Case for High Quality Child Care - for Children, for Families, and for Business REGISTER for FREE TODAY!

Ensuring Quality Child Care in New Mexico:
Strengthening NM's Child Care Policy and Engaging Business Leader Champions

Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:15AM - 3:00PM

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Shared Services in New Mexico Podcast Series


This summer, NMAEYC was involved in two great Shared Services initiatives: producing a three-part Shared Services podcast series and having a webinar with those involved with Shared Services. You can interact with both of these projects below!

Shared Services Webinar

Bali Rankin, Executive Director of NMAEYC, and Shared Services collaborators from around the state met... Read Article

Nifty, Nifty, NMAEYC is 50! Join Us!

Half a century of NMAEYC, oh my! NMAEYC 50th Anniversary Open House

Thursday, July 28, 2016
10AM - 5:30PM

2201 Buena Vista Dr SE, Ste 301
Albuquerque, NM 87106

You're Invited!

Celebrate with us NMAEYC's 50th Anniversary of serving young children, early childhood... Read Article

Engage with "Power to the Profession" Initiative!

New Mexico Early Childhood Professionals! Here is a message from Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director for The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

Dear friends,

As more attention and funding is directed towards early childhood education, early educators must elevate the profession to ensure current and... Read Article


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