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Early Childhood Family Supports

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Working to Increase Use of Underutilized Family and Early Childhood Resources

In early 2015, ECAP Family Supports Strategy Group conducted a survey and hosted a Summit, learning from service providers about the needs of their organizations and the families they serve.

Based upon the information gathered, Family Supports Strategy Group developed a plan for 2015-2016: Using input and expertise from the community, Family Supports Strategy Group will provide multiple professional development supports to providers on cultural sensitivity.

Current Efforts

To identify specific areas of greatest need, one project team is currently engaging families in focus groups and listening sessions to learn about their experience in navigating the service system. Another project team is working to engage providers to learn about the professional development opportunities already available locally.

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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


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