Turn the Curve 2013

The Road to Reading:

Turning the Curve on Early Literacy - Pregnancy to Four


Dr. Katheryn Hirsh-Pasek

Language in the early years - a critical foundation for reading

May 31, 2013
Carpenters' Union Building, 3900 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
                To register for this event: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PXVDYGY  


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Bullying Prevention Webinar

Digging Deeper: Intervening with Young Children to Prevent Bullying

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


What is bullying, really? We will explore the difference between bullying and conflict and how to spot the early warning signs of children who are using power to get their needs met. Learning how intervening in cycles of mistreatment before they escalate, is preventing bullying. Digging deep in the most essential components for early childhood bullying prevention - - modeling and supporting the behaviors we wish to see in our young children, life kindness, patience, and empathy - - is crucial.

to register for the webinar, go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GX5SQRQ

the presenter for this webinar is Brooke Tafoya, APS Bullying & Violence Prevention Coordinator. 


Opportunities to Strengthen Early Childhood Services, Programs, and Systems in New Mexico

You Are Invited

Please join us for a presentation of the report:

"Opportunities to Strengthen Early Childhood Services, Programs, and Systems in New Mexico"

by Kay Johnson

A panel discussion with New Mexico Leaders and an open microphone discussion session will follow.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

12:45-3:3:0 PM

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Planetarium

to register go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MVTV8WT

2012 NM Children & Youth Day at the Roundhouse

New Mexico Children and Youth Day at the Roundhouse

January 17, 2012

Read the attached report by Dan Ritchie to learn about the exciting things that occured in Santa Fe on opening day of the 2012 Legislative Session during Children & Youth Day at the Roundhouse.

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Turn the Curve

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Turn the Curve toward success:

Every child is ready to learn and thrive . . . 
A meeting to reinvigorate, connect, and inspire

November 2, 1012, 8:30-4:00
United Way of Central New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

The focus of this meeting is to recognize and celebrate New Mexico's early childhood history and engage partners to create action plans to address three areas:                                                                                

  1. Healthy, active children
  2. Healthy moms, healthy babies
  3. Eager and engaged learners

Who should attend?

  • Parents/families
  • Early childhood providers/educators
  • Government
  • Business leaders
  • Community members/advocates
  • Health professionals/providers
  • Elected officials

The meeting is free, but registration is required. Seating is limited. We can accommodate a maximum of 75 participants. To register go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YDQFMXF


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Safe Sleep Webinar

Safe Sleep for Infants in New Mexico:

What we know from life birth surveillance and the NM Sudden Unexpected Infant Death case registry

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 10:00-11:15 AM

This webinar will cover the AAP recommendations for SIDS/SUID prevention, NM PRAMS data on infant sleep environments, and findings from the NM SUID registry.


  1. Apply the latest NM data on SUID/SIDS to clinical and case management practice
  2. Gain awareness of statistical and clinical resources for SIDS/SUID prevention and best practice

TARGET AUDIENCE: Pediatric, home visiting, community health, and primary care professionals who need current data-driven information about sudden infant death and risk reduction efforts for NM families.

This webinar is brought to you by the NM Department of Health Maternal Child Health Epidemiology Program, Children's Medical Services, and Project LAUNCH.

Due to the tremendous response to this webinar, Organizers are asking that people in close proximity participate together. The system can only accommodate the first 100 participants.

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Autism Case Training Webinar Series

Autism Case Training (ACT) Webinar Series

Hosted by NM's Developmental Screening Initiative

The ACT curriculum is designed to educate future healthcare providers on fundamental components of identifying, diagnosing, and managing autism spectrum disorders through real life scenarios. The curriculum was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Bureau Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Programs and has been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

Module 1: Early Warning Signs of Autism, October 23, 2012 from 12:00-1:30 PM

To register for this free and CME eligible activity: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/911903370

For more information contact Fauzia Malik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Early Childhood Development Telehealth Series

New Mexico Developmental Screening Initiative Telehealth Series


CMEs or Attendance Certificates are available for each session.

For more information contact Nancy Lewis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2013 Family Leadership Conference

2013 Family Leadership Conference

Weaving the Strands of Collaboration

March 21-22, 2013, Buffalo Thunder Resort, Santa Fe

The 2013 Family Leadership Conference will merge the two statewide conferences that Parents Reaching Out (PRO) and the Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs (EPICS) have hosted separately in the past few years. The conference will help families improve their advocacy skills so they can impact the systems that affect their children. There will be networking opportunities and a selection of workshop strands that will assist families and professionals.

The conference will provide learning opportunities for families to:

  1. Engage in leadership opportunities;
  2. Become stronger advocates so they can impact the systems that affect their children;
  3. Increase their knowledge about laws, regulations, policy, and best-practice to encourage increased parental involvement;
  4. Learn skills and strategies in communication, sharing stories, and record-keeping;
  5. Increase family-to-family networking;
  6. Create connections to local, state, and national resources;
  7. Create and/or maintain a strong partnership between families and professionals; and
  8. Maintain individual identity through culture, language, and family uniqueness so they become stronger advocates for their children, family, and community.

Sessions will be presented in English, Spanish, Navajo, and Keres.

For more information go to: http://parentsreachingout.org/flan/index.php


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Visit the calendar (http://envisionnm.org/xcalendar/) for information on upcoming Telehealth sessions. Envision New Mexico's telehealth options bring together providers for learning, discussion, and case consultation. The telehealth programs partner with the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes Project (Project ECHO) of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. CMEs are available at no charge (unless otherwise noted).


About ECAN

The Early Childhood Action Network is a network of early childhood champions and key stakeholders who work to develop strategies and actions to improve the well being of New Mexico's young children and their families. Learn more...


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