A statewide program for new parents that is based at Santa Fe Community College has received a $400,000 grant from the nonprofit W.K. Kellogg Foundation to help expand its reach over the next two years.

First Born Home Visiting, established more than 20 years ago in Grant County to provide support, coaching and medical screening services for pregnant mothers and families with new babies and children up to age 3, became headquartered at the community college’s Early Childhood Center of Excellence nearly a year ago. It is part of what is now a broader initiative to improve child well-being in a state that consistently has ranked last in recent years when it comes to economic and education measures.

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