Five years after the publication of Anna, Age Eight, the third grader’s story continues to inspire action.
From birth to age five, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in life. The quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life-positive or negative-helps shape how their brain develops. 100% Otero’s Early Childhood Learning Team works to make sure parents and guardians have access to all they need to provide the best possible experience for their young children.
Do the children of New Mexico have the right to survive? Should all infants, children, and students have the right to thrive? Rights to services? Moral rights? Our new course explores these vital questions.
Important messages about ensuring our children’s right to live abuse-free are promoted throughout Child Abuse Prevention Month. Amid an epidemic of abuse and neglect, this work is now required every day of the week throughout the year.
Within our unending epidemic of childhood trauma and crushing social adversity, it’s time to prioritize the right of children to survive and thrive.