Reps. Maestas and Martinez to Discuss Early Childhood Education

Reps. Maestas and Martinez to Discuss Early Childhood Education

New Study Finds New Mexico Greatly Underfunding Early Childhood Programs

What: Press conference to release the new report “New Mexico Early Childhood Education: An Assessment of Unmet Need” and to discuss legislation to improve access to and quality of early childhood education in the state.

When: TOMORROW, Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00am

Where: New Mexico State Capitol, Room 318

Who: Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Javier Martinez (D-Albuquerque), and Sen. Michael Padilla (D-Bernalillo), and Allen Sánchez, President CHI St. Joseph’s Children

Santa Fe, NM – Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 14 – Reps. Maestas and Martinez will discuss their House Joint Resolution 1, which calls for modest increases of investments in education and early childhood programs from the Land Grant Permanent Fund.

Mr. Sánchez will present a new study examining the unmet needs in early childhood programs across the state.

The speakers will address the need for quality early childhood programs, from home-visiting prenatally through full-day pre-K accompanied by quality child care for low-income parents who work or who are in school.