Early Childhood Services for Low-Income Families

Home visiting programs provide critical assistance to families, ranging from healthcare to emotional and social support, at a crucial time in a child’s brain development. The Center has been a leader in promoting the creation of a Medicaid-financed home visiting system in New Mexico. Over 70% of children born in New Mexico are Medicaid eligible, but state-funded home visiting programs currently only serve 8% of our children. Research shows that home visiting helps establish a strong foundation for families so children can grow up healthier and parents can develop stronger parenting skills. A Medicaid-financed home visiting system that is culturally and linguistically appropriate can be transformational in the healthy development of New Mexico’s children.

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