Child Care and Early Education

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UNM Early Childhood Services Center in partnership with the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department

Child Care Assistance Increase in Eligibility and CoPay Waiver

Effective May 1, 2022, ECECD expanded the eligibility for child care assistance to 400% and the copayment waiver to include all families that are eligible for child care assistance through June 30, 2023, subject to budgetary considerations. During this time period, ECECD will pay all copayments directly to the providers and will include those copayments in ECECD’s monthly provider payment.
Click here to learn more about the new waiver!

Click here to see the eligibility guidelines for qualifying for Child Care Assistance in NM.

To apply for ECECD Child Care Assistance you have three options:
1. Visit one of our statewide local ECECD Child Care offices.
2. Apply online at Am I Eligible. This website will allow you to complete an online application and enable you to upload required documents. Applying through this website will also allow you to track the status of your application. 
3. Download the application and submit with all required documents to ChildCareAssistance@state.nm.us or you can contact a local ECECD Child Care office to have the documents mailed to you. 


Please note: if you do qualify for Child Care Assistance, you will need to let your Eligibility Coordinator know which program you have chosen so that the payment can be sent directly to that program. To find Child Care Providers and other family services near you, please visit our search portal at https://search.newmexicokids.org/ or call us at 1-800-691-9067 to speak to a Family Specialist. 

New Look!

Our website has been updated! But don’t worry, it’s an all new look with the same great content you expect from NewMexicoKids.org. If you have any questions or need assistance finding any information on the website, please submit a ticket to support@newmexicokids.org or call 1-800-691-9067.

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The NewMexicoKids website offers a variety of services and resources for both educators and families in the State of New Mexico. Whether searching for quality child care or looking for professional development for early childhood educators, you will find information on this site that links you to the information or services you may need.

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Resources for Parents and Families, Child Care and Family Services Search, and Early Development Resources!

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Programmatic resources for Child Care and Early Education, Home Visiting, and Early Developmental Programs!

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