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ERIC Number: ED572861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 59
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
New Mexico PreK Program Annual Report for School Year 2015-2016
Jacobsen, Monique; Skandera, Hanna
New Mexico Public Education Department
The purpose of the PreK Annual Report is to comply with statute and inform stakeholders regarding the Children, Youth and Families Department's (CYFD) and the Public Education Department's (PED) efforts and how these are connected to the State's current PreK initiatives. This funding was continued for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, CYFD received an appropriation to serve three-year-old children in Early PreK. New Mexico PreK programs highlighted in this report provide the following: (1) Alignment to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS); (2) Professional development (PD) that integrates early learning-responsive teaching and learning, inclusive school environments, and developmentally appropriate and culturally relevant curriculum; (3) Meaningful opportunities for family engagement (FE); and (4) Implementation of best practices for early childhood education in the following domains as defined in the "New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines." The following are selected PED PreK program facts and accomplishments for the school year 2015-2016: (1) PED received $24,500,000.00 to fund PreK programs in school districts and charter schools, $3,500,000.00 of which was allocated from federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds; (2) PED contracted with 55 school districts and six State charter schools to serve 5,426 children at 141 school sites, with 1104 of these children receiving extended-day services; and (3) PreK administrator meetings/trainings were provided by PED PreK staff at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Continuing Education Building in Albuquerque on September 18 and 25, 2015; and March 3 and 18, 2016, with 182 total administrators in attendance. The following are selected CYFD PreK and Early PreK program facts and accomplishments for school year 2015-2016: (1) CYFD received $22,607,100.00 ($11,600.00 in state general funds and $11,007,100.00 in TANF funds for New Mexico PreK programs; (2) CYFD also received $3,952,900.00 ($1,952,900.00 in state general funds and $2,000,000.00 in TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds for New Mexico Early PreK programs; and (3) CYFD contracted with 75 community-based providers at 133 different sites to serve 3,264 children to provide PreK services. CYFD also contracted with 21 community based providers at 25 different sites to serve 453 children to provide Early PreK services. Supplemental figures are appended. A glossary and a list of acronyms are also provided.
New Mexico Public Education Department. 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Tel: 505-827-5800; Web site: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Public Education Department; New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD)
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico