Investing in the Highest Return for Society

At Growing Up New Mexico, we’re closing the opportunity gap for children 0 – 5 during their most crucial years of development.

Not only are we educating and caring for young children, but we’re also working to increase wages for professionals in a system that has historically undervalued and underpaid women, especially women of color. We’re working on making big strides toward improving child and family well-being and manifesting our shared goal of giving New Mexico’s children and their families the opportunities they need to succeed. Thriving working families are a cornerstone for strong economic development and growth in every community. 

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Prenatal to Three Initiative

Studies show that the prenatal to age three period of development is the foundation for a child’s future health and wellbeing. That’s why we work for policy solutions that foster nurturing environments for New Mexico’s youngest children.

Community Engagement

We are working on big, structural change to improve the lives of kids and families throughout New Mexico. We listen to the voices in our communities – policy makers and parents who share their aspirations and trust us to put them into action.

Transforming Child Care

Child care in New Mexico is undergoing a radical transformation. The importance of a well-compensated and qualified workforce, and the need to professionalize the industry, is now understood as central to the big structural change ahead.

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