A listing of New Mexico State Regulations regarding child care, facilities, and education standards among others.
Fair Labor Standards ActThe Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), also known as the Federal Wage and Hour Law, regulates minimum wage, overtime, equal pay, recordkeeping, and child labor for employees of enterprises engaged in interstate or foreign commerce and employees of state and local governments. The FLSA applies in all states, but states are permitted to develop their own laws and regulations to provide even greater protection for their workers than is provided under federal law. In cases in which the two laws conflict, the law most beneficial to the employee prevails. Therefore, it is essential that employers understand both the state and federal laws. For more information on the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it applies to daycare centers and preschools, read the documents listed to the right.
Training & Technical Assistance Programs
New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines: Birth thru KindergartenEarly learning guidelines serve as a framework to capture some of the important aspects of development in the early years. They describe what young children know and can do during the early years of development. The guidelines are designed to give reasonable expectations for children at different ages so that teachers and others can have criteria to refer to as they observe children in action, determine their levels of performance and plan curricular interventions to help them grow, develop, and learn to their fullest potential.
Family Engagement MaterialsYou can download the instructions to help you with printing the documents bellow by clicking here.
- Joyful Engagement Book:
- Family Introduction to ELGs:
- Families are Children’s First Teachers