March 2024 Regional Childcare News

March 2024 Regional Childcare News
Posted on 03/01/2024
<![CDATA[Regional Childcare Coordinator - NM-RECA & SW Regional Education Cooperative Archive Feed]]> Fri, 01 Mar 2024 19:15:37 +0000 Zend_Feed <![CDATA[March Regional Early Childhood News]]> March Regional Early Childhood News
March Regional Early Childhood News
Please share any items of interest with your network


One of the virtues of Sesame Street is its ability to bring valuable mindset and  learning to children via entertainment. It is a great resource for parents and hence the strong following. 

 Here is a link that will get you to some of their key videos.


Spring break fun:  Here are THREE activities to do with your kids this month to foster development and language:  

Nature Scavenger Hunt:

Take a walk in a local park or even your backyard and create a nature scavenger hunt. Make a list of simple items like flowers, rocks, leaves, or feathers that your child can find. This activity not only encourages observation but also connects children with the natural world.  

Obstacle Course at Home:

Set up a mini obstacle course using household items like cushions, chairs, and hula hoops. Create a fun and safe course for your child to navigate. It promotes physical activity, balance, and coordination while providing an exciting and challenging experience for your little one.

Planting Seeds and Gardening:
Introduce your child to the world of gardening by planting seeds or small plants together. You can use small pots or even recycled containers. Teach them about the growth process, the importance of water and sunlight, and let them watch as their plants start to sprout. It's a hands-on and educational activity that connects them to nature.


New Career Help!  

The ECECD has a new website that will help with all sorts of career questions.  From taking a survey to help you figure out your path to how to pay your way.  Find out more here:

Developing Futures Build your future. Build the future.


Friday March 8th is International SELDAY

Here are  TWO resources you may want to explore: 

Zero to Three - Building Social-Emotional Skills in Young Children:
Zero to Three is a non-profit organization that focuses on the well-being of infants and toddlers. Their resources include articles, videos, and tips for parents and educators to support social-emotional development in young children. Visit: Zero to Three SEL Resources

SEL Day Official Website:

The official SEL Day website has specific resources, events, and activities for celebrating SEL Day. Dr. Soña Saiz, from NM will be a guest on an early morning summit event on equity. Visit: SEL Day


Here is the first 2024 meeting of this council
Find the agenda and other meeting materials on our webpage, Early Childhood Education and Care Advisory Council | Early Childhood Education & Care Department (

March 13, from 1-4 p.m. 

Get a refresh with our Biz Tool Kit resources to save time

The Toolkit is designed especially with Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes in mind, but there are many resources that are widely applicable to the larger Early Childhood family of services. The only requirements are that you are an early childhood service provider or support providers in New Mexico.


Free Virtual Workshop Series Inclusive Classrooms & Communities: Professional Learning Community

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in a multi-session series of discussions focusing on: your successes and setbacks fostering inclusion, lenses for looking at learning and documentation through, and strategies for engaging ALL learners! This is not your traditional training series. Yes we will deep delve into different aspects of promoting inclusive classrooms, but the hope is that the heart of this PLC is much more personal. We will work together over the course of seven months to learn about your children, your situations, and what you can do in your setting to achieve the best outcomes possible.

Meetings We will hold 6 sessions of our PLC starting September 19th, 2023. 5pm (MST) the third Tuesday of each month we will connect via Zoom! Be there!!

$$Funding & Grants$$

Coming soon!  ECECD said they will  announce a new $10,000 grant at the monthly 8 am meeting on Tuesday.  It will be a business development coaching and support grant  from federal funds to support our growing industry. There will be an aggressive time line so start planning for this now!  If you would like a personal notice from me once it's available please send me an email.


Kitty Fund

The Kitty Fund will award a total of $25,000 to 25 small business owners who identify as mothers in 2024. Eligible businesses must be based in the U.S., have annual revenues under $5M, and employ between 2 to 50 people.  Applications don’t open this month, those interested can pre-register today.

Save the Date!

NMAEYC Annual Conference

Join us for the largest Early Childhood Education Conference in New Mexico!
April 5 & 6

Click for more info


 Kathy Price - Regional Childcare Coordinator
Serving parents, providers, schools, businesses and communities in the following school districts:

Central, Farmington, Bloomfield, Aztec, Gallup, Grants, Zuni, Dulce, Chama Valley, Mesa Vista, Questa, Taos, Jemez Mountain, Jemez Valley, Española, Peñasco, Cuba, Los Alamos, Pojoaque,  Bernalillo, and  Rio Rancho.

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Regional Childcare Coordinator - NM-RECA & SW Regional Education Cooperative · 41 Road 5290 · Farmington, NM 87401-1581 · USA

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2024 SchoolMessenger Corporation. All rights reserved.