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Home Visiting, The Key Partnership to Improving Child and Family Well-being.

Did you know that early models of home visiting have been around since the 1800s?  It was part of the initial kindergarten movement that was funded by philanthropic groups.  These groups taught young children in the mornings and did home visiting in the neighborhoods in…

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Action Networks Are in Motion to Advance Early Childhood Education

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle The Doña Ana County Early Childhood Education Coalition is strategically moving forward in efforts to mobilize Early Childhood Education (ECE) across the County. The abundant energy present during the…

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Doña Ana County initiates action networks for early childhood education

The SUCCESS Partnership and the Doña Ana County Early Childhood Education Coalition hosted 64 attendees at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Las Cruces on July 11th for the 2019 Early Childhood Education Summit. ‘Succeeding Together’ was the theme this year, with the hope to increase…

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Infant mental health endorsement trainings travel across New Mexico

Mental health is often associated with the social and psychological well-being of adults. Ruth Ortiz specializes in mental health that reaches a different population—infants. Ortiz is the President of the New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health (NMAIMH). The organization has been an established  501…

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Multi-generational education creates resounding community impact

When a teacher educates multi-generations of students, the community impact can be invaluable. Josefina Lira and her daughter, Daisy Lira have had Dr. Maria Artiaga, as their professor for coursework, leading to their Child Development Certificate (CDC) at the Doña Ana Community College, Gadsden campus….

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Engaging families to promote student success through out of school programs

At the end of the day, as students begin packing their backpacks, many prepare to leave the classroom behind, but learning doesn’t end with the last bell nor should it stop once they leave school. According to the New Mexico Out-of-School-Time (NMOST) Network, our students only…

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New Professional Development Opportunity Stems from National Center for Families Learning Conference

In late September 2018, eight early childhood educators were awarded scholarships from the Doña Ana County Early Childhood Education Coalition to attend the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The scholarship recipients will be hosting an upcoming Teach the Teacher…

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A New Leaders Circle Steering Team

The SUCCESS Partnership Leaders Circle Steering Team had their first meeting on January 17. The Steering Team was formed through an election process within the Leaders Circle in the fall of 2018. Our new Steering team includes an abundance of expertise in various fields including…

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Cruces Creatives to Create Pilot Exhibits for Children’s Mobile Museum

As the mobile children’s museum project advances forward, with an $8,000 grant from Bank of America, and the $5,000 Devasthali Family grant through the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico with plans to pilot exhibits for the community is underway. The children’s museum committee has…

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NM Workforce Connection links parents to opportunities

Staff from the Las Cruces office of New Mexico Workforce Connection partnered with the Bridge of Southern New Mexico, Ngage New Mexico, and the SUCCESS Partnership to host listening sessions with 18 parents of young children who wanted to learn more about job resources and…

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