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.
Working collectively to ensure 10 vital services, the 100% New Mexico initiative is transforming our state into a society that empowers 100% of its children, students, and families.
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we need to strengthen our statewide system of health care. School-based health turns each school into a hub for accessible care for students and their families. We ask Nancy Rodriguez with the New Mexico Alliance for School-Based Health about her mission.
The community schools model can increase academic achievement and help students and their families prevent adverse childhood experiences and treat trauma.