Family Education Center

Caring for Infants & Toddlers in Groups: Developmentally Appropriate Practice

April 1, 2011

This Workshop will: Describe our current understanding of early development and explore the elements of quality in-groups care that support strong relationships and positive learning experiences. It reflects the major concepts articulated in the National Association for the Education of Young Children position on Developmentally Appropriate Practice (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2008). It presents stories that exemplify responsive, relationship-based practice and provides examples of reflective practice in early group care.

Who should attend? Early Child Care Providers, Teachers, Volunteers, Church Leaders, Community Leaders, Social Workers, Family Counselors, School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals

When: Friday, April 1, 2011 Morning Workshop: 8:30-12:30 PM, Afternoon Workshop: 1:00-5:00 PM

Where: University of New Mexico, Student Union Building, Room: Acoma A & B

Cost: $45.00 (Early-Bird Registration, before 3/18/11); $65.00 (Regular Cost, after 3/18/11)

Register online:

For more information call: 505-717-7845, 866-236-1128

Celebrating New Mexico's Children & Youth Days at the Roundhouse

2011 Celebrating New Mexico's Children & Youth Days

At the Roundhouse

January 24, 25, 26, 2011

On behalf of the Steering Committee for CELEBRATING NEW MEXICO'S CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAYS, please join us at this year's Roundhouse celebration January 24, 25, 26, 2011.

This continues the tradition of the Children's Cabinet Days where the continuum of services and education prenatal through career are linked and aligned; yet these days also have a new name, CELEBRATING NEW MEXICO'S CHILDREN AND YOUTH DAYS, to focus on the value and importance of getting all children and youth off to a great start and beyond. We will use these three days to connect with legislators AND the new Governor and all the members of the new Executive on the importance of supporting children, youth, and families.

Similar to last year's Children's Cabinet Days, each day will focus on a different age group. Monday, January 24 will focus on early childhood; Tuesday, January 25 will focus on elementary and middle school age children; and Wednesday, January 26 will focus on high school age young people. Each day will feature refreshments, advocacy training, speakers, and entertainment. A press conference is scheduled for each of those days. A schedule will be available soon.

Table space is available in the west and east hallways of the rotunda. Please contact Baji Rankin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (505) 243-5437, if your organization would like to reserve a table for any or all of the days.

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Early Childhood Public Policy Institute

Early Childhood Public Policy Institute

Sunday, January 23, 2011, 3:00-6:00 PM

Garrett Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM

The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children and other groups will be offering an Early Childhood Public Policy Institute - training in talking to state legislators and a review of early childhood issues - on Sunday, January 23, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM in Santa Fe. Anyone interested in adding to a chorus of voices in the Roundhouse urging support for childhood programs, such as child care assistance, T.E.A.C.H. scholarships, Training and Technical Assistance Programs, home visiting, and NM Pre-K, including before- and after-school programs is welcome to attend. Parents, educators, students, and advocates are all encouraged to come. There is no charge. The institute will be at the Garrett Desert Inn, 311 Old Santa Fe Trail.

Please RSVP by January 7 to Baji Rankin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 505-243-5437.

There will be a dinner on Sunday evening ($24.00) if you are interested.

Community Legislative Forum

Community Legislative Forum

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Community Legislative Forum with State Senators Tim Keller (SD-27) and Cisco McSorley (SD-16) and State Representatives Gail Chasey (HD-18), Al Park (HD-26), and Sheryl Williams Stapleton (HD-19), will be held on Thursday, January 6, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the African-American Performing Arts Center. The Center is located at the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds, 2010 San Pedro NE, in Albuquerque. The legislators will host a Town Hall on key issues like our state budget, taxes, our community, government services, and good government reform. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available.

Sensory Processing Disorder Conference

Sensory Processing Disorder Conference

Friday November 19, 2010

Albuquerque Sheraton

Sensory World is hosting a Special Needs Sensory Conference in Albuquerque, November 19, 2010. Daycare Specialist CEU credit, along with other CEUs, will be offered.

For more information contact Cindy Williams at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Strong Starts for Children

Please help us build a better life for New Mexico's young children.

Join the Dialogues for Change.

Strong Starts for Children Needs You!

If all kinds of people work together, it will be possible to create a brighter future for our kids and ourselves. Strong Starts for Children is providing us with this opportunity. In this new project, groups of people from local communities are inviting people from all walks of life to talk about what to do to make our community better for our families and children.

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DSI Telehealth Sessions

Upcoming DSI Telehealth Sessions

  • DSI: Hearing Health: Medical Personnel Responsibilities for Follow-up, Reporting, and Referrals Presented by Joanne B. Corwin, MSE, DSIII Coordinator, Step*Hi Program, Friday September 24, 2010 12:00-1:30 PM MDT
  • DSI: Quality Improvement Strategies to Promote Developmental Screening for Young Children and Earn Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Presented by Fauzia Malik, MPAS, Friday, October 8, 2010 12:00-1:30 PM MDT

Once registered you will receive an email confirming your registration with information you need to join the Webinar.

CMEs are offered at no charge.

For more information, call Clancey Tarbox at 505-925-7602 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Visit the Envision New Mexico website to see the two-month Telehelth schedule.  

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PRO 2010 Summer Learning Opportunities

Parents Reaching Out

2010 Summer Learning Opportunities

Summer Learning Opportunities are designed for families, providers, educators, and PRO staff to make great connections, gather resources, and learn new information.

  • Find out about family involvement and making informed decisions.
  • Discover ways to build partnerships with your child's school and/or providers.
  • Learn about IDEA (Parts B and C), Health Care Access, and No Child Left Behind.
  • Have fun and learn with other families and professionals.

Attached is the list of summer workshops. To register, contact Parents Reaching Out, 1-800-524-5176,

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New Mexico Child Care & Education Association

2010 Early Childhood Conference & Trade Show

July  9-10, 2010

Legacy Church, 7201 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM

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EPICS 25th Anniversary & Open House


JULY 1, 2010, 4:00-8:00 PM

Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with an Open House, July 1, 2010 from 4-8 PM at 848 S. Camino Del Pueblo in Bernalillo, NM 87004. There will be a short program with Keynote, EPICS presentation, refreshments and entertainment, and family stories. Please RSVP by June 25, 2010 to 505-404-2070 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information go to

About ECAN

The Early Childhood Action Network is a network of early childhood champions and key stakeholders who work to develop strategies and actions to improve the well being of New Mexico's young children and their families. Learn more...


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