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

As part of Everyday Democracy’s first investment in the Strong Starts for Children Initiative in New Mexico, the Family Development Program in collaboration with Decade of the Child (a statewide early childhood advocacy coalition) gave leadership to a project in Albuquerque known as “Launching the Decade of the Child: Strong Starts for our Children.” This project engaged traditionally marginalized people such as teen parents, immigrant families, school parents, and other community members in different neighborhoods of Albuquerque to talk and act together to support children’s growth and development.

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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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