Daniels Fund Supports SFCC’s Early Childhood Initiatives

The SFCC Foundation is pleased to announce that the Daniels Fund has awarded SFCC a grant in the amount of $50,000 to support the First Born Program, a home visiting educational program for first-time parents. This successful program helps parents and children get off to a good start by building healthy family relationships and providing families with education, support and service coordination.

Last month, SFCC acquired the First Born Home Visiting Program. The program’s mission is to increase the health and wellness of women pregnant for the first time, families parenting for the first time, and families adopting their first baby. Managed by SFCC’s Early Childhood Center of Excellence, the operation will provide statewide training, technical assistance, and licensing of First Born Programs throughout New Mexico. The partnership was made possible through the SFCC Foundation and the New Mexico Early Childhood Funders group, with support from the Thornburg Foundation, the Brindle Foundation, Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation in addition to the Daniels Fund. For more information, contact the director of the Early Childhood Center of Excellence Jennifer Sallee, Ph.D., ext. 1321.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit Daniels Fund to learn more.