Governor signs Early Childhood Education and Care Department bill


THE GOVERNOR JUST SIGNED A BILL THAT CREATES A CABINET LEVEL DEPARTMENT AIMED AT HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN THRIVE NEWS 13 )S RACHEL KNAPP WAS AT THE SIGNING OF THE BILL, SHE )S LIVE AT THE ROUNDHOUSE, RACHEL. DEAN- THE GOVERNOR AND LAWMAKERS BELIEVE THE EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE DEPARTMENT WILL HELP GET KIDS FROM BIRTH TO FIVE YEARS OF AGE, OFF TO A BETTER START. 14:38:28 “We should be eliminating the achievement gap, given that- we have a very clear lawsuit that says we are not meeting the educational needs of our students. The payoff starts earlier we get to these kids and their families and the evidence about that quite frankly is unequivocal and we )re in a position to really provide it.” 14:38:51 THAT LITTLE GIRL WITH THE GOVERNOR IS HER GRANDDAUGHTER, AVERY. THE NEW DEPARTMENT WILL LOOK AFTER THOSE KIDS UNTIL THEY GET TO KINDERGARTEN THE FOCUS WILL BE ON PRE-K, HOME VISITS, AND OTHER CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE. RIGHT NOW THE STATE SPENDS HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS UNDER SEVERAL DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS… LIKE C-Y-F-D, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND THE PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT.. NOW THOSE PROGRAMS FOR YOUNG KIDS WILL BE UNDER ONE ROOF. EDUCATION HAS BEEN THIS SESSION )S AND THE NEW ADMINISTRATION )S TOP PRIORITY. 14:23:02 “With the Governor )s moonshot, this is probably one of the biggest things New Mexico has done to eliminate and squash proverty in the state in decades. It )s going to be felt for centuries I hope.” 14:23:14 THE BILL CALLS FOR A ONE TIME SPENDING OF ONE AND A QUARTER MILLION TO GET THE DEPARTMENT )S OPERATIONS UP AND RUNNING. OPPONENTS ARGUE THE STATE WILL BE SPENDING TOO MUCH, AND DIDN )T NEED A NEW DEPARTMENT. THE GOVERNOR SAYS THE NEXT STEP IS TO LOOK FOR A PHYSICAL LOCATION FOR THIS NEW DEPARTMENT.. AS WELL AS FINDING A NEW SECRETARY. DEAN. OKAY RACHEL. THIS IS ONE OF MANY BILLS THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS SIGNED… SHE IS ALSO EXPECTED TO SIGN THE OUTDOOR RECREATION DIVISION BILL. BACK TO YOU.

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2 Responses

  1. j c says:

    Yeah now lets see if those funds allocated will go to help the under privilege community children and not middle class or upper middle class thrive.

  2. I am the Offender of All says:

    More government was their answer. Can anyone anywhere give an example of more government being beneficial to citizens?

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