Brindle Foundation supports early childhood in New Mexico, prenatal to three
Brindle 2022 grant calendar
September 22nd
Early Childhood proposals due
By Early December
Notification of grant awards
News & events
The Early Childhood Center of Excellence (ECCOE) at Santa Fe Community College and the Brindle Foundation are pleased to present the Brain Builders Speaker Series focusing on the practical application of emerging brain science for all those who work with young children. Visit linked page to see a list of speakers and to register!

Up next:
February 23, 2024 12-1 pm (via zoom)
Building Protective Supports for Vulnerable Children and Families
with Dr. Brenda Jones Harden; Zero to Three & Columbia University School of Social Work
Adriana E. Molina; Allies for Every Child
Michele Harwood; CASA First
Brindle releases findings on
support to staff wellness
A report from the Brindle Foundation chronicles ideas from grantee partner organizations as they supported staff members through the challenges of the last two years.
Services for infants, toddlers, and children in NM for families with newborns
NM's ECECD created a brief summary compilation of free and voluntary state services for children in English and Spanish. This flyer will be distributed to families with newborns at the time of delivery.
New comprehensive resource on lactation

The National Healthy Start Association released a comprehensive  Breastfeeding Resource Guide to provide guidance for infant feeding. With a wealth of information, the guide is organized by categories such as pumping at work, lactation and medicine, supporting partners, etc.

New research on the impact of community-based doulas

The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center has published new research on the role and impact of community based doulas and how they support families to have healthier births. See a summary of the findings or the complete report here.
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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