03.06.16 – Early Childhood Development & Home Visiting Programs

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Generation Justice highlights the Early Childhood Development Movement in New Mexico. We feature Jessa Bunker, Public Policy Advocate at CHI St. Joseph’s Children, and throughout our podcast, you’ll hear from young parents across NM about the importance of home-visitation programs.

Why Home Visits Are Important for First Time Parents

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Home visiting can be a really good program for parents, but many people don’t know what it is. The home visiting program sends someone to your house to give you tips on how to raise and take care of your

Protecting the Growing Brain

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Early childhood development needs to be a top priority in New Mexico. Recently, New Mexico has dropped in overall childhood well being. This is unsettling because young children are the ones who will grow up to become our next leaders.

Home Visits for the Non-Expert Parent

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Becoming a parent is at once joyous and terrifying. When I had my son, I felt I had done something both miraculous and incredibly stupid. In my family, I had all the support I could have hoped for and still

From Hope to Home Visiting

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Recently, New Mexico Voices For Children released a report showing how our state ranked the highest in terms of child poverty. As the 2016 legislative session comes to an end, I still wonder how state leaders plan to resolve this

Uplift Families, Protect Childhood

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The creation of life is not casual. It’s a cosmic miracle; a transformative experience. I imagine myself becoming a mother and the incredible responsibility that comes with being a parent.  The many different routes motherhood can take, the unexpected moments,

Early Childhood Education is a Necessity, Not an Option

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Over the past couple of months with Generation Justice, I’ve learned about the incredible importance of early childhood development for New Mexico. For example, Generation Justice hosted a summer institute with workshops focusing on social justice, media analysis, and equity.

11.9.14 The Wonder of Learning [Radio]

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How does the human brain learn? We explored the possibilities of early childhood education. State Representative Mimi Stewart and the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children’s Executive Director Baji Rankin talked about why early childhood development is

Generation Justice Visits the Wonder of Learning [VIDEO]

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Generation Justice and the Partnership for Community Action took a group of young people to the “Wonder of Learning” exhibit in the New Mexico Natural History Museum. Afterwards we gathered interviews on their opinions on the exhibit, what they learned,