Education and Early Learning/Care Blog2018-04-19T11:44:14-06:00

Expanding New Mexico’s Best Anti-Poverty Program

These tax credits reduce poverty, improve outcomes for children, and incentivize employment for workers earning low incomes. A growing body of research shows that tax credits like the EITC and WFTC improve the health and well-being of the families and children who receive them.

January 28th, 2020|

Making New Mexico Count in Census 2020

Policy brief An inaccurate 2020 Census could negatively impact New Mexico’s democratic representation, economy, and the health, education, and economic security of our kids and families. Young children are uniquely at risk of being under-counted. This policy brief looks at why and what can be done to ensure a full count.

January 27th, 2020|

Eye on New Mexico: Legislative Session 2020

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham outlined her legislative priorities last week. Among those top concerns are creating early childhood trust funds, increasing penalties for the use of firearms in non-capital felonies and legalizing recreational marijuana.

January 19th, 2020|

Voices for Children’s annual report finds state stagnant, urges sustained investment in youth

“Kids Count is right to point out the enormous challenges facing our state’s early childhood services system,” Groginsky said. “We know that high-quality health and educational programs for children deliver an astonishing return on investment,” she added, “including significant gains in nearly every area we care about: education, health, employment, and social and emotional behavior.”

January 16th, 2020|

New Mexico child poverty ranking back to 49th in nation, Kids Count report finds

“We’re clearly not adequately providing (opportunities) for children of color, who make up the largest segment of our child population,” New Mexico Voices for Children executive director James Jimenez said. “When we’re OK with the fact that so many of our children lack the opportunities they need to be successful, we really paint a dire picture for the future.”

January 15th, 2020|

NM child well-being improves

“We need to make these investments long term, and shouldn’t expect because there was one good budget year that all of a sudden everyone has the resources that they need. That’s clearly not the case,” he said.

January 15th, 2020|
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