Las Cumbres staff have been busy with additional activities outside of their normal day-to-day direct service work with clients. Extra-curricular activities by the various, dedicated teams have included Child Find Fairs and presentations at Back to School Institute and Aging in New Mexico events, as well as time spent with families sprucing up the preschool playground. Recent Child Find Fairs have transpired and are scheduled for families residing in the northern-most part of the state in El Rito and in Chama. Agency staff in mid-November set up screenings at El Rito Elementary School for families with children ages birth to three for hearing, vision, development and behavioral health screening. Especially exciting was the collaboration of agencies involved in the event that included the school district, YDI Girl on playground 11.14

Girl on playground 11.14
Head Start, Children’s Medical Services, Las Clinicas del Norte, and Las Cumbres’ Family Infant Toddler (FIT) and Confident Parenting Home Visiting teams. This was the first such screening opportunity for families in the area in four years. The next Child Find in which Las Cumbres will be involved will be held Friday, November 21, from 9am until 3pm, when another team of agency clinicians will be on hand at Tierra Amarilla Elementary School conducting additional, free developmental screenings including vision and hearing screening.

Child and Family Services Department Director Patty Shure and the Director of Family Educational Services and Conjunto Preschool, Delfinia Romero, gave a Grandparents Raising Grandchildren workshop as part of the Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations’ 23rd Annual Back to School Family and Youth Leadership Institute, November 6th and 7th at Buffalo Thunder. Ms. Shure and Ms. Romero also presented on grandparents and grandparents' unique and often challenging roles raising grandchildren due to the absence of the children’s biological parents in conjunction with the 2014 New Mexico Conference on Aging: “A Diverse Community: Exploring Options, Expanding Horizons” in August staged by Con Alma Health Foundation. The presentation addressed the increasing numbers of grandparents involved in raising their grandchildren, reasons behind the increase, and a discussion of strategies to address the growing trend.

Las Cumbres’ Conjunto PreK and Therapeutic Preschool playground got a bighearted facelift with families and staff joining together to apply fresh sand and wood chips to the playground’s surface and sand boxes. The playground’s fence and wooden deck also received some overdue attention. Special acknowledgement is due to the Civitan Club of Santa Fe who donated $250 toward the purchase of sand and wood chips for the clean up.

Española

Administrative Office

(if you are seeking information on Child and Family services in Española, please refer calls or fax referrals to Espa
ñola Early Childhood Services Center numbers below-
Thank You!)

102 N. Coronado
Espanola, NM 87532
phone 505.629.1813
fax 505.747.0421

Española Early Childhood Center

404 Hunter Street
Española, NM 87532
phone: 505.753.4123
fax: 505.753.6947

For referrals, ask to speak to Rebecca Quintana at ext 129

Adult Services

104 N. Coronado
Española, NM 87532
phone: 505.747.4715
fax: 505.747.4524

TTY/TDD/Audio Relay 711 National Voice Relay available:
Dial 711 to be automatically connected to a Telecommunications Relay Service operator who can initiate a call from any telephone, anywhere in the United States.

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Early Childhood Center(including Family Infant Toddler/Early Intervention)

1911 Fifth St., Suite 100
Santa Fe, NM 87505
phone: 505.955.0410
fax: 505.955.8577

Los Alamos
(Adult Home)

2056 Peach Street
Los Alamos, NM 87544
phone: 505.662.4703 [Women’s Apartment]
phone: 505.662.7653 [Men’s Apartment]

Chama Office

493 Terrace Ave., Suite 1
Chama, NM 87520
phone: 575.795.4681 or 575.209.0347

Taos Office

1332 Gusdorf Rd., #A
Taos, NM 87571
phone 575.224.3197
fax: 575.224.3198

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