Need a customized referral with a referral specialist? Please call our office at 1 (800) 691-9067 or (505) 277-7900 in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Please leave a message and allow 24 hours for a return call. The call will be personalized to your specific needs. It takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and the referrals will be given to you via an e-mail or over the phone. Calls are returned Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.
Read ourParent’s Guide to Selecting Quality Child Care to determine what to consider while searching for child care. Remember to Look for the STARS and consider programs currently participating in New Mexico’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System-FOCUS. These programs are on their way to providing higher quality care for your child. 5-STAR is the highest recognized quality of care. Please read our Parent Letter for additional information and utilize our Parent Checklist to help with decisions.
What are the NM Child Care Regulations pertaining to child care centers, early care and education programs, licensed homes, registered homes, before/after school care?
Once you have narrowed your search to a few programs, we recommend checking CYFD Child Care Licensing violation and inspection reports online before making a choice.