The Brindle Foundation is a small foundation that began in 2002. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Brindle Foundation does a great deal to support Early Childhood. Part of their support has been to aid Early Childhood educators receive good education.
Here are some facts. A level I teacher in New Mexico begins at $34,000 or $36,000 a year. According to Early Childhood Teacher, the average kindergarten teacher in New Mexico earns $48,540 a year, while an average Early Childhood teacher earns $26,590. So, asking a teacher to invest 10% of his or her income for continuing education is a difficult task. The Brindle Foundation gratefully offered to sponsor a number of Early Childhood and Pre-K teachers for the second year in a row, making it possible for them to receive excellent continuing education with us in Oaxaca. Thank you, Brindle Foundation!