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

child playing in grassAs the Family Development Program grapples with the question:  How are the children? – the urgency of unacceptable answers marked by alarming statistics continues to drive us to work toward solutions for the well-being of all children in our state.  We believe that our children are the essential resource for New Mexico’s future.  We hold ourselves accountable to take a stand with families and community to achieve shared goals that will essentially transform New Mexico to be a place where children are at the heart of our communities and our state -- just like they are in our beloved families.

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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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