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

girl building with colorsThe Family Development Program offers the highest quality knowledge on early childhood development through training that is based in state-of-the-art research.  We provide comprehensive professional development and civic engagement for parents, teachers, and other early childhood partners throughout New Mexico.  By integrating best practices that include active participation, adult facilitated learning and expertise on how children learn, Family Development creates “a community of learners” where each person’s contribution is valued. Our program enriches the quality of early learning opportunities offered to young children in homes, early learning centers, schools and other services by building shared understanding and knowledge about how young children love to learn, and how we can support this passion for learning as a sound foundation for school and lifelong success.

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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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