“Thriving Kids” is the term CAASNM uses to describe its comprehensive State of New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and Maternal Infant Education Child Home Visiting (MIECHV) program.
The program’s CAASNM Home Visitors work with expectant families and families with children who have not yet turned 5 years of age using the PAT (Parents as Teachers) Evidence-based Curriculum, an internationally recognized family wellness curriculum aimed at achieving whole-family wellness and child school readiness. We recognize parents are their child’s first teacher so we build upon your strengths to partner with parents/caregivers so children can reach their full potential and live in an environment where they can thrive.
During our monthly visits with families, we provide free age and abilities appropriate books, activities, and materials that are individualized with the family’s values, culture, and the child’s development and milestones. Here are the long-term outcomes according to our Scope of Work with the New Mexico ECECD (Early Childhood Education Care Department):
To improve the maternal and child health outcomes
To promote child development
To promote school readiness in children served
To encourage positive parenting
To connect families to formal and informal support in their communities