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The first five years form a foundation for success in school, college, career, and life! The Early Learning New Mexico website promotes quality early learning experiences for children prenatal to age five, so that kids are ready to thrive when they get to Kindergarten. Early Learning New Mexico also has resources for parents to support their child’s early development.

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Farmington Public Schools Principal Recognized as Outstanding Educator

President Theodore Roosevelt’s message crediting the person who dares to enter the arena to achieve something important despite the hard work and the critics involved is as relevant today as it was in 1910. The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) FOCUS staff chose President Roosevelt’s speech as an inspiration for the type of educator they wanted to recognize with The NMPED PED FOCUS TQRIS Outstanding Educator Award. This year’s recipient is Mrs. Rhonda Attaway, Principal at the Career and Technology Education (CATE) Center. This award recognizes exemplary public school preschool programs in the state of New Mexico. The award plaque states: In Appreciation for Daring Greatly to Provide High Quality Early Childhood Education and Inclusive Practices for All Children. Read More »


Farmington Public Schools Principal Recognized as Outstanding Educator