Early Head Start Homebased

Hello My Name Is...

<Amanda Garcia>

<Hi my name is Amanda Garcia.  I am a native of Silver City, being born and raised in our beautiful community.  I have a son and a daughter and soon...five granddaughters.  Both of my children attended El Grito Head Start and I began as a parent, Room Representative, Teacher Assistant and eventually lead teacher.  I graduated from SHS and attended WNMU where obtained a BSW degree in Social Work and an AA in Early Childhood Education.  I also hold licensure in Social Work in the State of New Mexico.  I was in the classroom at El Grito for fifteen years and have spent the last year helping to start as well as Home Visit for the Early Head Start program here at El Grito.  It has been a great venture bringing services into the home and community while supporting the families and helping them realize their importance as the FIRST teachers of their children.  I look forward to many years of support and relationship building through the EHS program.>