Highest Quality Early Childhood Development through Honoring Relationships Rooted in Equity and Social Justice

Our Vision and Commitment

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The Family Development Program asks a fundamental question everyday… How are the children?

We envision a future for New Mexico where the well-being of our children and their families is at the heart of everything we do.  

The Family Development Program makes the following commitment as our contribution to attain this powerful vision:

  • We are committed to joining in collaborations that help inform local and state decision-making for sound investment in early childhood as the foundation for life success.  
  • We are committed to building bridges of knowledge, innovation and partnership to attain a shared vision for our children together.

Contact Us

Family Development Program
A Center for Excellence in Early Learning
MSC 06-3630
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
phone: 505.277.5800
email: fdp@unm.edu

About Us

“When as educators we expect to make profound changes in our students’ lives, we haven’t the right to begin without their parents at our side.” - Dr. Maria Chavez, Founder

The Family Development Program (FDP) is a community-based outreach program of the University of New Mexico’s College of Education.


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