Monthly Archives: September 2017

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

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Date: September 26, 2017
Contact: Danila Crespin Zidovsky, Policy Analyst
Cell: 505-435-3184
Email: danilaz@uwsfc.org

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

Statewide early learning 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) 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 learning in New Mexico. 

What: NMECDP will highlight the importance of NM PreKindergarten and the positive impact high-quality early learning programs for working families.

When: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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
A visit to a local NM PreK site to see firsthand the positive impact of early childhood education.

Western University Child Development Center
Sechler-Rhoades Hall
1000 W. College Avenue
Silver City, NM 88062

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. 

Student Memorial Building Meeting Room
Western New Mexico University
1000 W. College Avenue
Silver City, NM 88062                                                   

Silver City, NM – NMECDP will spend the day highlighting the importance of the New Mexico Prekindergarten program (NM PreK) in Silver City on October 4. Press is invited to a NM PreK site visit at Western University Child Development Center, Sechler-Rhoades Hall, 1000 W. College Avenue, Silver City, NM 88062 and a Lunch and Community Conversation at the Student Memorial Building Meeting Room, Western New Mexico University, 1000 W. College Avenue, Silver City, NM 88062.

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 Claire Dudley Chavez, Executive VP for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, 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.”

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. 

United Way of Santa Fe County Receives Too Small to Fail Grant Read More >>

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Date: September 20, 2017
Contact: Abby Bordner
Cell: (505) 919-9153
Email: abigailb@uwsfc.org

United Way of Santa Fe County Receives Too Small to Fail Grant.
UWSFC awarded a prestigious grant from Too Small to Fail to implement a program called STRIVE for 5

Santa Fe, NM – One of Five United Way’s to receive the grant nationwide, United Way of Santa Fe County will implement STRIVE for 5, a hands-on bilingual (English/Spanish) program designed to provide early educators instant tools and ideas to promote children’s language development and improve the quality of early learning environments.

The goal of STRIVE for 5 is to equip early educators with concrete resources to support the growth and development of young children from infancy to age five—along with hands-on materials and strategies to engage parents and families. United Way of Santa Fe County will train staff to deliver STRIVE for 5 to early childcare providers.

United Way of Santa Fe County will incorporate this new program into the Family, Friends and Neighbors Program for childcare providers working with children under 5 years old. The STRIVE for 5 program provides key information and tools to help educators create a vocabulary-rich early learning environment and enrich daily moments with activities like talking, reading, and singing. The STRIVE for 5 initiative aligns with United Way of Santa Fe County’s mission that all children succeed in school and life.

“This program will help our Spanish speaking community embrace literacy. We work with care providers who will be able to implement this high-quality program with the children in their care. We are thrilled to be the recipients of this grant because it’s so relevant to the work we do.” Katherine Freeman, CEO, United Way of Santa Fe County.

“We know millions of children spend a significant amount of time outside the home in formal and informal education and care settings. There is a clear opportunity and need to provide early educators with innovative tools to create a nurturing and stimulating environment to promote early language development,” said Patti Miller, Director of Too Small to Fail.

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 Las Vegas Discussing the Importance of Expanding NM PreK Read More >>

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Date: September 14, 2017
Contact: Danila Crespin Zidovsky, Policy Analyst
Cell: 505-435-3184
Email: danilaz@uwsfc.org

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

Statewide early learning 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) 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 learning in New Mexico.

What: NMECDP will highlight the importance of NM PreKindergarten and the positive impact high-quality early learning programs for working families.

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

 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
A visit to a local NM PreK site to see firsthand the positive impact of early childhood education.                                    

Luis E. Armijo Elementary School
600 Porter Ave.
Las Vegas, NM

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.                                                    

Charlie’s Bakery and Cafe
715 Douglas Ave.
Las Vegas, NM

 Las Vegas, NM – NMECDP will spend the day highlighting the importance of the New Mexico Prekindergarten program (NM PreK) in Las Vegas on September 20. Press is invited to a NM PreK site visit at Luis E. Armijo Elementary School, 600 Porter Ave. and a Lunch and Community Conversation at Charlie’s Bakery and Café, 715 Douglas Ave., Las Vegas, NM.

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 Claire Dudley Chavez, Executive VP for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, 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.”

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.

 

UWSFC and SVHsupport Provides Prenatal Outreach and Education Read More >>

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Date: September 6, 2017
Contact: Marisol Baird
Cell: (505) 920-5939
Email: marisolb@uwsfc.org

UWSFC and SVHsupport Provides Prenatal Outreach and Education

UWSFC Prenatal Outreach and Education program receives $125,000 grant from SVHsupport to provide information and resources to expecting families.                                         

Santa Fe, NM – United Way of Santa Fe County (UWSFC) is proud to announce the receipt of a $125,000 grant from SVHsupport to provide information and resources to expecting families in Santa Fe County with the Prenatal Outreach and Education program.

UWSFC’s Prenatal Outreach and Education program connects pregnant women and their families with resources in Santa Fe County to support them during and after their pregnancies. The program also offers free “Preparing the Way” prenatal classes covering topics such as newborn care, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, and hospital tours, each month.

SVHsupport is a locally managed nonprofit organization supporting projects that directly impact the health and wellness of the community, in complement to ongoing financial and strategic support for CHRISTUS St. Vincent. The Prenatal Outreach and Education program is intended to increase healthy births in Santa Fe County.

 “UWSFC is happy to accept this grant from SVHsupport,” said Katherine Freeman, President & CEO. “Now, in its second year, I’m proud that the Prenatal and Outreach Education program has served over 130 women and their families in Santa Fe County.”

“Joining with and supporting UWSFC will ensure more Santa Fe mothers and children will receive the support and care needed to have a healthy and successful life,” said Dave Delgado, President and Board Member, SVHsupport.

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 Roswell Discussing the Importance of Expanding NM PreK Read More >>

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: August 31, 2017
Contact: Danila Crespin Zidovsky, Policy Analyst
Cell: 505-435-3184
Email: danilaz@uwsfc.org

Statewide 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) 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 learning in New Mexico.

What: NMECDP will highlight the importance of NM PreKindergarten and the positive impact high-quality early learning programs for working families.

When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

 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
 A visit to a local NM PreK site to see firsthand the positive impact of early childhood education.

My Kiddos Child Care Center (4 Star Center)
1111 S. Union
Roswell, NM 88203

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.                                                       

Hi Q Venue
208 North Virginia Street
Roswell, NM 88201

Roswell, NM – NMECDP will spend the day highlighting the importance of the New Mexico Prekindergarten program (NM PreK) in Roswell on September 6. Press is invited to a NM PreK site visit at My Kiddos Child Care Center and a Lunch and Community Conversation at the Hi Q Venue, 208 North Virginia Street. 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 Claire Dudley Chavez, Executive VP for Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, 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.”

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.