In our politically polarized world, we should be encouraged when policy progress is made for kids. And that is exactly what is happening in states across the country, where Republican and Democratic governors are implementing policies to increase access to high-quality early education and child care.
Right here in New Mexico, young children and their families are fortunate that new Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has already designated $60 million to New Mexico’s preschool program in her proposed budget. These resources were allocated as a down payment on the goal of breaking the pervasive cycle of poverty by achieving 80 percent statewide enrollment over the next five years.