Early Childhood Development

Death lawsuit filed against CYFD for 1-month-old infant

269 Views   LOS LUNAS, N.M. — The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department now faces a lawsuit stemming from a 2021 infant death in Los Lunas. The death of 1-month-old Waylon Padilla was ruled a homicide by police during its investigation. This led to mother Kiria Milton facing a charge of

Early educators advocating for higher wages and better support

360 Views   Parents and teachers talk about improvements to early education system. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Parents and early educators from across New Mexico love their kids, and they care about their futures. They say something needs to be done to address the state’s early education system.

Lawmakers wrap up busy legislative session

497 Views   After a 60-day session in the roundhouse, the governor says a lot was accomplished — other lawmakers say more could have been done. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) had a lot to say about what has been done this year. Bills involving CYFD and gun control have been

New Mexico lawmakers seek preschool expansion with oil money

474 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature’s lead budget-writing committee recommended a billion-dollar increase in annual state spending that expands preschool access and extends mandatory classroom instruction time at K-12 public schools. The proposal announced Thursday would increase general fund spending by 12% to $9.4 billion for the

Fronteras- Early childhood education in New Mexico

403 Views   On this program, we get more insight and data into the issues facing early childhood education in New Mexico. Guests include Erica Surova, Director of the Center for Community Analysis at NMSU and Lori Martinez, Executive Director at Ngage New Mexico.