Resources

Community Resources

New Life Birth Services  – New Life Birth Services is Albuquerque’s Premier Birth Services Agency. Our team happily provides birth & postpartum doula services as well as placenta encapsulation, lactation services (provided by both IBCLCs and CLCs), wellness coaching, and prenatal & mom-and-baby yoga at several locations across Albuquerque.

SHARE New Mexico – SHARE New Mexico is a website for individuals or organizations who are working to improve quality of life for New Mexicans. The site is for collaborating and sharing information. It’s free, and it has up to date resources and programs for communities across the state.

Catholic Charities – Catholic Charities offers a wide range of services to the community. The Children’s Learning Center, Center for Educational Opportunity, Center for Self Sufficiency Housing Assistance, Center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance, Center for Refugee Support and the Center for Community Involvement.

Enlace Comunitario – Enlace Comunitario works to eliminate domestic violence in the Latino immigrant community and to promote healthy families through: comprehensive domestic violence intervention services in Spanish, preventative community education, policy advocacy and leadership development.

New Mexico Kids – The New Mexico Kids Early Childhood Services Center offers a variety of services and resources for both educators and families in the State of New Mexico. Whether searching for quality child care or looking for professional development for early childhood educators, you will find information below that links you to the information or services you may need.

New Mexico Legal Aid – New Mexico Legal Aid provides high-quality advocacy and legal representation to eligible and low­-income individuals and families to help them help themselves toward safer, more stable, and healthier futures.

Early Childhood Development

Key Concepts of Child Development (Videos) – Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University: These key scientific concepts are the building blocks of the core story of child development. Each page within this section provides a concise overview of a different key concept and aggregates a variety of resources created by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and the Center on the Developing Child.
Early Health & Education Prevent Chronic Disease – Professor James Heckman, PhD: New research from Professor Heckman and colleagues shows that quality early childhood programs that incorporate health and nutrition help prevent chronic disease. Findings reveal substantially better health in the mid-30s with a lower prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, such as stroke and diabetes.
Home Visiting: Supporting Parents and Child Development – Zero to Three – The following resources and tools will help policymakers and professionals understand the importance of investing in Home Visiting programs and support the implementation of Home Visiting programs as part of a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for young children and their fami

Family Tools

NAEYC for Families – This website from National Association for Education of Young Children, has a resource page families that provides information on how children learn and creative learning ideas to try at home.
Vroom – This website and app (that families can download) give daily ‘brain builders” – fun and interactive activities that stimulate the baby’s development. Based on the top brain science these activities recognize that our children’s first years are when they develop the foundation for all future learning.
Resources for Early Learning – Fun, exciting and engaging, everyday activities to help your children succeed.
Zero-to-Three – The Magic of Everyday Moments has video tips for how parents can nurture their children’s healthy development through everyday routines and interactions.
Other Zero-to-Three parent resourcesReading to your baby – This resource provides research-based tips on how to share books with babies and toddlers to maximize the joy and learning of book-reading and to nurture a lifelong love of books.
Born Learning – Born Learning helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.
Parenting Counts – Parenting Counts has a developmental timeline for children, birth to age 5, including their skills and abilities in physical, social, learning, and communications development.
PBS Parents – This Child Development Tracker lets you to explore early child development, learning stages and parenting advice and to get information on the stages of growth.
Text4Baby – Text4baby is a mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. Text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 to receive three free text messages a week, timed to your due date or your baby’s birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first birthday. The messages address topics such as labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, developmental milestones, immunizations, nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, safety, and more.