RESOURCES

In the following dropdowns, you will find a variety of resources and links to various organizations and agencies that support early childhood care and education in New Mexico. Please note that these links will take you to external websites. On the right side bar, there are various hotlines and crisis numbers listed for easy access.

Resources for COVID-19 / Coronavirus

The NMDOH continues to ask all persons returning from travel to China and now South Korea to call our 24/7/365 “Epidemiology Hotline” at 1-855-600-3453 (toll free) or 505-827-0006 for guidance on how to protect yourself and your community from the novel coronavirus, even if you are not sick.


Home Learning Activities


Cooking / Crafts / Outdoors

  • Mother Cloud

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    Sensory recipes you can make using common household ingredients

    English

  • The Kennedy Center

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    Doodling lessons with Mo Willems. Video and printable activity sheets.

    English

  • Scholastics

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    Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

    English and Spanish

  • Highlight Kids

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    Recipes and crafts to do at home with your children, jokes to lighten the mood, and other games.

    English

  • Prescription Trails

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    Walking Trails in the Las Cruces area.

    English

  • All Trails

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    Walking Trails in your area. Available as an app as well.

    English

  • Raddish Kids

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    Raddish Kids is a culinary subscription and cooking club for children. Free recipes that can be made with pantry staples, at home cooking camp curriculum, and daily cook activities.

    English

  • Seattle Time

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    23 Fun Activities for toddlers and preschool kids

    English


Math / Literacy / STEM

  • Twinkl

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    Parents’ Hub contains hundreds of educational activities designed for use at home.

    Offering the teachers and parents of children in schools which are closed, or facing closure, free access to all Twinkl resources for a period of one month in the first instance.

  • Manga High

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    MATH focus, offering education activities, games, and quizzes for a wide range of children in multiple languages. Offering a free trial.

  • Education Perfect

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    A rich library of curriculum-aligned lessons and assessments across the subject areas.  Content is carefully scaffolded to allow all students to experience success, while providing rich opportunities for higher order thinking.
    EP is actively supporting schools from over 30 countries around the world disrupted by COVID-19.  Due to the on-going changing landscape, EP is providing free and unlimited access to all schools until 1st May.

    English

  • Mystery Science

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    Offering a starter science list of activities to do at Home. Teacher and Parent Sign-Up

    English

  • Age of Learning

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    Age of Learning provides schools closed due to the coronavirus with free home access for all affected families to leading digital education programs (ABCMouse, Adventure Academy, ReadingIQ)

    English

  • Geez Ween

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    Free journaling prompts for teens

    English

  • Ranger Rick

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    Free online magazine subscription. Science and Nature activities for children to do while home during school closures.

    English

  • 77 Simple Science Activities

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    Click Here - Spanish

  • We Are Teachers

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    Math games using regular playing cards

    English

  • Star Fall

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    Free program that teaches children to read. Connected with Common Core Standards

  • Splash Brain

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    K-5 based math programs online. Free for families and programs.

    English

  • Storyline Online

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    Children's books read aloud on video

    English only

  • Cool Math 4 Kids

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    Math games, manipulatives, brain teasers, printable flash cards, quizzes, lessons, etc.

    English

  • Math Game Time

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    Math games and homework help online.

    English

  • Unite for Literacy

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    Narrated books, mostly nonfiction

    15 languages

  • Literactive

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    Guided reading and downloadable activities

    English

  • Science for Kids

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    Math and science games, experiments, and more.

    English

  • Switch Zoo

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    Animal games and teacher resources

    English

  • What Do We Do All Day

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    Books, resources, games, and activities

    English

  • Ideas prácticas para la enseñanza del niño preescolar

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    Articulos en espanol sobre diferentes areas de interes de la edad temprana Ciencias, Matematicas, arte, Musica, ideas para participacion familiar.

    Spanish

  • Find Opportunities to Play with Math! Ages 0-8

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    Articles with ideas of math games and activities that range in level of skills.

  • Audible

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    Audiobooks and stories for all ages. Free trial.

    English

  • 123 Homeschool

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    A variety of activities for preschool to school age children.

    English

  • 24 At Home Learning Activities to Share with Parents

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    English

  • The San Diego Zoo

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    Free pages for children filled with educational activities related to animals and the environment; includes games, videos, and virtual stories.

    English

  • National Geographic

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    Access to National Geographic resources for kids.

    English

  • Mystery Doug

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    A starter list of K-5 science lessons videos with explanation and activities that follow.

    English

  • Squiggle Park

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    Raising reading skills, support ELL students through games designed to support their specific needs.

    English and Spanish


Organization

  • Family Time Machine by Toyota

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    A collection of fun activities to do with families. Categorized by time of the day such as: bed time, dinner time, bath time, etc. Helping families make the most out of their days.

    English

  • GoGuardian

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    Management tools for virtual classrooms.

    English

  • Khan Academy

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    Free online platform that offers daily learning schedules, links to other online sources, and activities. Provides families with a daily learning schedule for their children to use while at home.

    English

  • Microsoft Education

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    Microsoft Teams: How to set up a virtual classroom using a shared page

    English

  • Zoom

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    Virtual Meeting: Teacher and programs can use this to conduct meetings

    English

  • 125 Ideas de actividades para hacer en casa

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    Spanish

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Child Development

    As a parent, you know your child best. If your child is not meeting the milestones for his or her age, or if you think there could be a problem with the way your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves talk to your child’s doctor and share your concerns. Don’t wait. Acting early can make a real difference!

    The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children be screened for general development using standardized, validated tools at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months and for autism at 18 and 24 months or whenever a parent or provider has a concern.

    If you or the doctor thinks there might be a delay, ask the doctor for a referral to a specialist who can do a more in-depth evaluation of your child.

    Please look below for tools related to milestones, screenings, and organizations and tools that can help if you have concerns about your child's development.

  • Act Early, CDC - Concerned About Your Child's Development

Developmental Tools and Apps


Developmental Screenings


Developmental Milestones - Physical and Cognitive


Developmental Milestones - Social Emotional


Developmental Intervention and Support


Quality Child Care for Your Child


Criminal Background Checks

Early Childhood Agencies


New Mexico Agencies


National Agencies

Early Care and Education Resources


Resources for Caregivers and Educators


Quality Child Care


National Accrediting Bodies

 
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