Tag Archives | UNM-Taos Kids’ Campus

Hitting our stride

UNM-Taos is a dynamic place. Students and faculty come and go, our economic condition changes at the will of granting institutions and the state legislature, and new classes and programs emerge with each semester. We don’t sit still for long. But one thing that doesn’t change is our mission to provide high quality, affordable education […]

The past is prologue

Another year has come and gone, and once again it’s time to reflect on how far we have come at UNM-Taos, and where we stand today. I grew up at a time when being able to accurately decode Roman numerals was thought to be an essential component of the grade school curriculum. Now it’s only […]

Education never stops

THE KIDS’ CAMPUS Tracy Jaramillo is the new interim director of the Early Learning Center at UNM-Taos. The Kids’ Campus, as the state-of-the-art facility is called, now has three classrooms which match their summer programs: an infant room for children six weeks to 18 months, a toddler room for kids 18 to 35 months, and […]

Commencement stories

TONYA M. VARGAS Tonya Vargas is a full time preschool teacher at UNM-Taos Kid’s Campus. March 15 she received her BS degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. It wasn’t a last minute decision. “I have wanted to be a teacher since about second grade,” she explained. “I would line up all my stuffed animals in […]

The year in review

In that busy period right before Christmas when everything around you is slowing down yet there aren’t enough hours in the day or pages in the appointment calendar to cover all the things you need to accomplish, I met with UNM-Taos Executive Director Dr. Kate O’Neill to get her overall impression of the year rapidly […]

Education–it makes you think

If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get carried away by cynicism in these tough times. It’s hard to see how quality education stands much of a chance in an era where catchphrases take the place of factual analysis—and not just in advertising, but in journalism and public discourse as well. Where “hope” means wishful […]

The power of teachable moments

On March 3 two small rooms hidden in the back of the Presbyterian church next to Kit Carson park will magically transform into the new UNM-Taos Kids’ Campus for Early Learning. Why the big name? According to Martha Montoya, manager of childcare operations at UNMN-Taos, it’s a way to get away from the notion some […]