Brindle Foundation supports early childhood in New Mexico, prenatal to three
Brindle grant proposal dates
For early childhood proposals:
September 3rd
Portal opens for submission of grant proposals
September 30th
Proposals due by 5 PM, MDT
by early December
Notification of grant awards
News & events
ECECD turns one!
In a celebration that included Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky, New Mexico's Early Childhood Education and Care Department celebrated its first birthday on July 1, 2021. It has been an exciting year for the new department which has been able to work with partners on a number of initiatives including expanding child care assistance eligibility, establishing tribal liaisons for work on early childhood with NM’s 23 pueblos, tribes and nations, and creating an Equity Council.
New Mexico’s Prenatal to Three Initiative makes strides
Working with a number of early childhood leaders, advocates and providers from across the state, NM’s Prenatal to Three Coalition has just released the Prenatal to Three Guiding Principles for Equity. This toolkit, supported by Pritzker Foundation, includes concrete ways to address racial, economic, linguistic, and other inequities in early childhood. (Text in English and Spanish)
Brindle to Zero to Three!
The national Zero to Three conference will be held virtually this year from October 25-29, 2021. With a theme of “Take heart,” the conference is designed to help individuals working with infants and toddlers to learn more about their areas of interest, grow their professional networks, and have the opportunity to delve into topics of interest.

Brindle Foundation is delighted to be supporting participants from the following organizations to attend the conference this year: Casa First Judicial, Early Childhood Center of Excellence/Santa Fe Community College, Esperanza, First Born of Northern NM, Growing Up NM, La Familia Medical Center, Many Mothers, NM Voices for Children, and Think NM
Good News for Early Childhood in New Mexico
ECECD turns one!
July 2021
In a celebration that included Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky, New Mexico's Early Childhood Education and Care Department celebrated its first birthday on July 1, 2021. It has been an exciting year for the new department which has beenable to work with partners on a number of initiatives including expanding child care assistance eligibility, establishing tribal liaisons for work on early childhood with NM’s 23 pueblos, tribes and nations, and creating an Equity Council. (link
New Mexico’s Prenatal to Three Initiative makes strides!
Working with a number of early childhood leaders, advocates and providers from across the state, NM’s Prenatal to Three Coalition has just released the Prenatal to Three Guiding Principles for Equity. This toolkit, supported by Pritzker Foundation, includes concrete ways to address racial, economic, linguistic, and other inequities in early childhood. (link to toolkit +photo)
The Early Childhood Trust Fund doubles assets!
NM’s ECECD is funded by a trust that has been expected to grow slowly from a base of $300million. Given an unexpectedly strong recovery in oil and gas revenue, as well as tax collections ,the assets are now valued at close to $650 million. While the interest earned by the trust is what funds ECECD, as the base grows, so does support to early childhood in NM. Projections continue for swift growth, a pace that is great news for the state’s infants and toddlers. (use ECECD logo here? Link to article in New Mexico in Depth)
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