What Do We Do?
With the help of El Grito Headstart, GRMC’s First Born Program, local clinics and daycare centers, we register children from birth to age five. A child who is registered at birth will accumulate a library of 60 free books by their fifth birthday. The first book children receive is Dolly Parton’s favorite, “The Little Engine That Could” and their graduation book is “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
To help accomplish our mission and realize our vision, we have executed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with The Dollywood Foundation, Grant County’s First Born Program, Silver Health Care, Inc., and Gila Regional Medical Center’s Maternal/Child Department. Negotiations are currently underway to sign MOU agreements with Hidalgo Medical Services and the New Mexico Pediatric Society. With their cooperation and that of other local venues, childcare organizations and other entities, we register children from birth to age 4½. These MOUs ensure the collaboration of many of the agencies that serve Grant County.