New Mexico gets federal grant to boost early childhood education

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A new federal grant will help bolster early childhood education in New Mexico. 

A $5.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health will help collect data from children ages 0 to 5. 

The data will be used as a roadmap to a higher quality learning environment for local kids. 

The funding will also create an online tool for parents to self-evaluate their child’s progress and identify when extra help is needed. 

The initiative will be led by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. 

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