About Us

We Believe All Children
Can Succeed in School and Life

Growing Up New Mexico: The Early Childhood Partnership has a long and honored history in Santa Fe. Our mission is to engage the whole community, bringing together people and resources to create increased opportunities for children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations. We envision a community where all children succeed in school and life. Our strategy is to employ a multi-generation approach, supporting both children and their families in a series of high-quality early childhood programs designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to succeed. Growing Up New Mexico also influences statewide policy that prioritizes children, prenatal through age five, and the adults in their lives.

In partnership with the Santa Fe Public Schools, Growing Up New Mexico has purchased the former Kaune Elementary School in the Casa Linda neighborhood.  This site is the home of the newly opened Early Learning Center at Kaune which provides high-quality, full-day, dual-language Early PreK and PreK to three and four-year-olds.