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 “Research indicates that children who receive a high-quality early childhood education have better math, language and social skills as they enter school, and as they grow older require less special education, progress further in school, have fewer interactions with the justice system and have higher earnings as adults.” -Steve Barnett, National Institute for Early Education…
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Why It Matters

What We Know 85% of the human brain develops in the first five years of life. That’s a fact that cannot be ignored. Think Ahead It’s tempting to reduce funding for early childhood development because of economic challenges.  Investment in early childhood education and care is a sound investment and a key component of an economic recovery strategy.…
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About Us

The mission of the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership is to create the public awareness and political will for investments in early childhood care and education in New Mexico.   Core Features of Our Work Long-term policy vision while pursuing short-­term agenda Commitment to and expertise in early childhood A leader among advocates and…
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