What is AIM HIGH?

AIM HIGH is a program developed by the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) to improve the quality of child care services to families in New Mexico. The Early Childhood Training and Technical Assistance Programs (TTAPs) are responsible for implementation of the AIM HIGH Program in New Mexico.

For further questions regarding AIM HIGH, please contact your local TTAP.

New Mexico is in the process of implementing the third generation of our Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS) called FOCUS. FOCUS will replace AIM HIGH in the succeeding years. Programs are now encouraged to apply to participate in FOCUS as part of the Pilot Phase.

All current 3 or 4 STAR licensed programs not in FOCUS will be required to meet AIM HIGH Essential Elements of Quality and respective STAR levels will be verified annually using the AIM HIGH Essential Elements of Quality criteria. All licensed programs wishing to apply for a new 3, 4,or 5 STAR license will be required to participate in FOCUS.

For more information about FOCUS, please refer to FOCUS Program Materials on this page.