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Early Childhood Day at the Roundhouse 2024

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Lakeshore classroom: 

  • 9:30 a.m. – Storytime with Alax! from the Early Show, joined by Ms. Fran McAdams from Presbyterian Medical Services Head Start in Santa Fe County
  • 10:30 a.m. – Storytime with by Ms. Jenn Anderson from Santa Fe Public Schools
  • 11:30 a.m. – Storytime with ECECD Cabinet Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky

11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Roundhouse Rotunda:

  • Mariachis!
  • ECECD Cabinet Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky
  • Reading of 2024 Early Childhood Day proclamation
  • Premiere of Ask Alax, Episode 3
  • Special guests
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibitors

The program is subject to change.

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Save the Date for the third annual Early Childhood Day at the New Mexico State Capitol!

Leading the Nation, Building our Future

When: Thursday, January 18, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Who: Early childhood professionals and families, you are encouraged to attend and make this day a memorable one for our community!

Hosted by the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD), this event is FREE and open to the public! Join us for a day filled with entertainment (storytimes, Mariachis, and the live launch of the newest episode of the Early Show with Alax), learning, and celebration. Enjoy an array of games, activities, and goodies from over 20 partners dedicated to the well-being of New Mexico’s Early Childhood professionals and families.

Can’t make it in person? No worries! The event will be live-streamed at facebook.com/NewMexicoECECD, ensuring that everyone can be part of this special day.

Early Childhood Day 2024 Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitors for information, activities, games, and prizes!

  • ABQ Amusement
  • Central New Mexico Community College (CNM) Ingenuity
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children
  • Explora
  • Growing Up New Mexico (GUNM)
  • Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)
  • Kaplan
  • La Vida Felicidad Inc
  • Lakeshore Learning
  • Libro’s for Kids
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
  • New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC)
  • New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force
  • New Mexico Center of Excellence for Early Childhood
  • New Mexico Child Care Association (NMCCEA)
  • Parents Reaching out
  • Santa Fe Children’s Museum
  • The Children’s Trust Fund
  • The New Mexico Association for Infant Mental Health (NMAIMH)
  • University of New Mexico (UNM):
    • Project ECHO
    • Early Childhood Services Center
    • Center for Development and Disability
  • Wonderschool

ECECD Division Booths:

  • Early Care, Education, and Nutrition
  • Family Support and Early Intervention