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.

Health and Safety

Keeping Your Baby Safe

Health and Wellness


Product Safety

Food Allergy

Transportation Safety

Family and Community Support

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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