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Early Childhood Family Supports

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Increasing Use of Underutilized Family and Early Childhood Resources

Over the course of 18 months, ECAP Family Supports Strategy Group engaged the community through information gathering including surveys, focus groups, and two summits. 

Based upon the information gathered, the Family Supports Strategy Group developed a plan for 2016-2017. Using input and expertise from the community, this group will provide multiple opportunities for service providers to connect with one another, learn together and build capacity.



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Sylvia Velasco

Chair Person

University of New Mexico Family Development Program

Penny Zink

Chair Person


Tracy McDaniel

ECAP Coordinator


Meetings & Events

Related Research

High-Quality Early Learning in New Mexico Year: 2015 Author: Hailey Heinz
UNM Center for Education Policy Research
Mapping Family Change and Child Well-Being Year: 2015 Author: Child Trends
Child Trends
Synthesis of IES Research on Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education Year: 2013 Author: Karen E. Diamond, Laura M. Justice, Robert S. Siegler, Patricia A. Snyder
National Center for Special Education Research, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education
Early Childhood Services Integration Assessment Year: 2009 Author: Debra Heath, Frances Varela
Albuquerque Public Schools


Judy Baca de Arones
NM Department of Health
Kathryn Brown
Families FIRST
Kelly Camden
New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force
Alicia Carter
MCH Family Outreach
Lorraine Chavez
Albuquerque Public Schools
Grace Coca
LifeROOTS, Inc.
Damaris Donado
University of New Mexico Center for Development and Disability
Elizabeth Exil
United Way of Central New Mexico
Emma Gamelsky
March of Dimes
Brenda Garcia
New Mexico Kids
Deborah Good
University of New Mexico Center for Education Policy Research
Kym Halliday Clear
Lovelace Health System
Kristal Hansen
MCH Family Outreach
Molly Hayes
Kirtland Air Force Base
Tara Henderson
Chris Hollis
Aida Homs-Rivera
University of New Mexico
Ybeth Iglesias
UNM Family Development
Robin Johns
Derek Kuit
CEPR/Mission: Graduate
Jade Lin
Anita Lozano
Families FIRST
Almea Matanock
Tracy McDaniel
Mission: Graduate
Rachel Mitchell
Donna Montano
Albuquerque Public Schools Parent University
Ragan Montoya
Juaquin Moya
Horizons Albuquerque
hanh nguyen
Huong Nguyen
NM Asian Family Center
Alma Olivas
Centro Savila.
Rebecca Riley
Native American Professional Parent Resources - Tribal Home Visiting
Catherine Roth
Lovelace Women's Hospital - Labor of Love
Rebecca Sisneros
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico
Dorothy Kerwin Training & Development Consultant
UNM Family Development Program
Elly VanMil
Teri Wimborne
Mission: Graduate
Penny Zink