The New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children recently awarded KNME New Mexico PBS, and Polly Anderson, KNME general manager and CEO, a Certificate of Recognition for their successful initiatives to help all children become "Ready to Learn."

The program reaches more than 22,000 parents, children and childcare providers annually in New Mexico. The community engagement program has helped to improve reading scores in 13 pueblos in New Mexico and offers teacher training and professional development opportunities in multiple subject areas. The program encourages parent engagement activities and supports 16 home-based childcare providers.

"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of our staff, volunteers and supporters," said Anderson. "We are honored by the recognition of KNME's ongoing efforts to positively impact the children, families and communities of New Mexico."

KNME New Mexico PBS celebrates more than 50 years of service to northern and central N.M. and broadcasts a wide array of national nature, history, current affairs, health, performance, children's educational and entertainment programs. 

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