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

Feb 6, 2018

2017 Early Childhood Investment Zone Sustainability Summit

The Family Development Program hosted an Early Childhood Investment Zone Sustainability Summit with coalition representation from all 12 statewide Investment Zone sites (Raton; Santa Rosa; Estancia; Cuba; Alamo/Magdalena/Socorro; Grants; Gallup; Deming; Gadsden; Tucumcari; Hobbs; Coopertiva Korimi – South Valley, Albuquerque).  Early Childhood Investment Zones represent a bold strategy for engaging community-based leaders who are committed to addressing local concerns and solutions for their young children’s well-being.  The Sustainability Summit was generously supported by the Brindle Family Foundation as a strengths-based cross-coalition planning session aimed at strengthening coalition momentum to keep moving forward.  

Here is what participants valued most about their summit experience:

  • Building relationships; new friendships; the fellowship; the camaraderie
  • Opportunity to be heard and all the wealth of expertise at the table
  • Meeting “children heroes!”
  • Hearing the successes throughout the state
  • Renewed focus and enthusiasm

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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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