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Early Childhood Education & Care Department

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The Early Childhood Education and Care Department is working to ensure that all New Mexican families and young children have equitable access to high-quality early childhood opportunities.

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Elizabeth Groginsky

Elizabeth Groginsky

Elizabeth Groginsky has more than two decades of executive leadership experience administering public and private human service organizations at the national, state and local levels. She previously served as the assistant superintendent of early learning for the District of Columbia, a role she held for nearly five years where she administered a $160 million annual budget that funded programs to ensure equal access to quality services for the District’s most vulnerable children and their families. The District of Columbia was first in the nation in 2009 to pursue universal pre-K and today has the highest U.S. participation rate, with 85 percent of all 4-year-olds and 75 percent of 3-year-olds.

Contact Information

P.O. Drawer 5619
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5619

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Lujan Grisham administration releases additional summer resources for families

Multi-agency state effort addresses access to food, child care, cultural learning opportunities SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday announced additional resources for New Mexico families interested in summer youth programming. Through a collaboration...

ECECD, IAD Distribute Infant Packages to Pueblos, Tribes, Nation

Packages Customized to Individual Communities’ Needs Santa Fe – The Early Childhood Education and Care Department has partnered with the Indian Affairs Department to distribute infant packages to Native communities across New Mexico. Deliveries have been made to the...