The current Early Learning Advisory Council (ELAC) was formed as a result of Federal Legislation and the Governor's Executive Order 2018-008 that was signed on April 17, 2018, after the previous legislation sunsetted.
Governor Martinez appointed a thirteen member council to make recommendations and advise the government and legislature regarding early learning issues in New Mexico.
The ELAC is charged under the Executive Order to "lead the development or enhancement of a high quality, comprehensive system of early childhood development and care that ensures statewide coordination and collaboration among the wide range of Early Learning programs and services within the state, including child care, home visitation, Early Head Start, Head Start, federal Individuals with Disabilities Educaton Act (Part C and 619 Part B) program for preschool, toddler, infants and families and pre-kindergarten programs and services".
For more information on ELAC, please visit Early Learning NM.
To read previous ELAC meeting minutes, please click on the desired meeting date below: