Children are the foundation of New Mexico’s future, and the early years of life are crucial not only for individual health and physical development but also for cognitive and social-emotional development. Encouraging parental involvement and healthy "zero to three" activities can help our children grow to their fullest potential during these important early years and set them up for future success.
Every child should have access to daily meals and healthy nutrition. Through our efforts, we are helping to grow strong minds and bodies by encouraging healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and promoting good physical and mental health fitness for our children and youth.
New Mexico educators, students, parents, community members, and public servants share in the responsibility for the success of our children, and ultimately, the future of our great state. Every child deserves to start the school year eager and ready to learn, because when we put our kids first, New Mexico wins!
Our children and youth deserve the best opportunity to grow into a meaningful and purposeful adulthood. It is important that our efforts build a solid foundation of family and community safety and support to protect our children from maltreatment and to provide an array of prevention, intervention, rehabilitative, and after-care services to New Mexico children and their families.
Fiscal discipline is the key to responsible government. Each agency is committed to sound fiscal management practices and ensuring accountability in the use of taxpayer dollars. Through budget development and fiscal monitoring, each department serving on the children’s cabinet will maximize the resources that directly benefit New Mexico’s children and their families.