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UWSFC To Host Open House at future Early Learning Center at Kaune Read More >>

Press Release: UWSFC to Host Open House at future Early Learning Center at Kaune

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: March 20, 2017
Contact: Michael Zaragoza, Jr.
Cell: (505) 920-5107
Email: michaelz@uwsfc.org

UWSFC To Host Open House at future Early Learning Center at Kaune.

United Way of Santa Fe County will open the doors to the future site of the United Way Early Center at Kaune with tours, short program.               

Santa Fe, NM – United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC) will host an open house at the future site of the United Way Early Learning Center at Kaune (UWELC) on Tuesday, March 21st from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. UWELC at Kaune is located at 1409 Monterey Drive. The event is open to all residents of Santa Fe County. Highlights of the event include tours of UWELC at Kaune beginning at 4:30 p.m., and a short program at 5:30 p.m. with guest speaker, author, children’s advocate, and UWSFC Board Member Valerie Plame.

The early learning center at Kaune will provide high-quality early childhood education and care to children ages six-weeks through Prekindergarten. UWSFC is raising $500,000 to complete the first phase of renovation: the Brindle Frost Baby Wing for children six-weeks through age 2. The event will also highlight United Way of Santa Fe County’s role in early childhood education and care with a two-generation approach of support for both children and their families.

“We are excited to share the United Way Early Learning Center at Kaune with our community,” said Katherine Freeman, President & CEO. “This center will serve 180 children and their families.”

UNITED WAY OF SANTA FE COUNTY BACKGROUND

Early childhood education and care is the sole mission of United Way of Santa Fe County, with a commitment to ensuring that every child receives an opportunity to succeed in school and in life. UWSFC is committed to engaging the entire community, bringing together people and resources to create opportunities for children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Beginning in 2004, UWSFC has served approximately 6,000 families by using a two-generation approach, supporting both the children and families in a series of high-quality early childhood programs designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

To learn more please visit www.uwsfc.org

NMECDP to Spend Day in Hobbs Discussing the Importance of Expanding NM PreK Read More >>

Press Release: NMECDP to Spend Day in Hobbs Discussing the Importance of Expanding NM PreK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November 21, 2016

Contact: Danila Crespin Zidovsky, Policy Analyst

Cell: 505-435-3184

Email: danilaz@uwsfc.org

NMECDP to Spend Day in Hobbs Discussing the Importance of Expanding NM PreK

Local early childhood education policy organization will meet with providers, educators and policy makers to discuss the benefits and challenges of expansion efforts.

 Who: New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership, NMECDP.  NMECDP is a statewide policy initiative of United Way of Santa Fe County.  NMECDP is dedicated to creating the public awareness and political will for investment in early childhood education in New Mexico.

What: NMECDP will highlight the importance of NM PreKindergarten (NM PreK) and the positive impact high-quality early childhood education and care programs for working families.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016

 7:30-9:00 a.m.                                    Media Availability
NMECDP staff will be available for in studio interviews or to answer questions from the media.

 9:30-10:30 a.m.                                  NM PreK Site Visit to Booker T. Washington Elementary School
A visit to a local NM PreK site to see firsthand the positive impact of early childhood education.
Booker T. Washington Elementary School
1200 E. Humble
Hobbs, NM 88204

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                         Lunch and Community Conversation
Join us for a lunch and conversation about expanding NM PreK. All are welcome.
J.F Maddox Foundation
220 W. Broadway St., Ste. 200, Hobbs, NM

Hobbs, NM – NMECDP will spend the day highlighting the importance of NM PreK in Hobbs on December 1. Press is invited to a NM PreK site visit at Booker T. Washington Elementary School, 1200 E. Humble and a Lunch and Community Conversation at the J.F Maddox Foundation, 220 W. Broadway St., Ste. 200. NMECDP is focusing on a multi-year initiative to expand NM PreK to every 3-and 4-year-old who wants it.

The event will also highlight the positive impact of high quality early childhood education and care programs for working families and how it can empower mothers to stay in the workforce and advance their education.

“We are excited to tour New Mexico to talk about expanding NM PreK,” said Katherine Freeman, President and CEO of NMECDP. “Our children are counting on us to figure out how to expand high-quality PreK programming that ensures they are ready for success the day they start kindergarten.”

The New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership, is dedicated to creating the public awareness and political will for investments in early childhood education in New Mexico.

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UNITED WAY OF SANTA FE COUNTY BACKGROUND

Beginning in 2004, UWSFC has served approximately 6,000 families by using a two-generation approach, supporting both the children and families in a series of high-quality early childhood programs designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. 

UWSFC operates a pre-kindergarten program for three- and four- year-old children at the United Way Early Learning Center at Aspen on the campus of Aspen Community Magnet School.