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

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The Family Development Program is dedicated to an enduring mission – we seek to provide the highest quality early childhood development by honoring relationships that are deeply rooted in equity and social justice. 

At the heart of the Family Development Program’s work is an image of a child who is powerful, curious and infinitely competent as an active, dynamic learner. 

We believe that quality education for every child is our highest priority.  It defines not only who New Mexico is today but also speaks to every possibility for what New Mexico will become in the future.

Please join us by making a tax-deductible contribution in support of the Family Development Program as a Center for Excellence in Early Learning


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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