Health and Safety Orientation

Attention New Mexico Early Childhood Educators: To complete the mandatory Health and Safety Orientation, please click here.

Atención Educadores Infantiles de Nuevo Mexico: Para completar la Capacitación de Seguridad y Salud obligatoria, por favor presione aquí

FOCUS Planning Grant Application FY17/18

FOCUS Planning Grant Application FY17/18

We are happy to release the application for the FOCUS Planning Grant FY17/18. The planning grant is being revised to reimburse programs based on number of classrooms, instead of number of teachers and floaters. Programs will receive points, based on the information provided and awards will be made based on those calculations. You will be notified within 45 days the status of the grant award and the amount you will be eligible for. If awarded, programs can submit July planning time on August 1st. This grant period will be 7/1/17 – 6/30/18. Should you have any questions, please contact me at FOCUS@nullREGIONIX.ORG.

Please click on the link below to complete and submit your application.

Note: If you are are currently participating in the FOCUS Planning Grant, be advised it will end June 30, 2017.   All hours must be submitted by end of day July 1, 2017.  NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PROCESSED!!

Public Hearing

The Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), Early Childhood Services (ECS), will hold a formal public hearing on January 10, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in Apodaca Hall located at 1120 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico, to receive public comments regarding changes to regulation 8.15.2 NMAC Requirements for Child Care Assistance Programs for Clients and Child Care Providers; and 8.16.2 NMAC Child Care Licensing Child Care Centers, Out of School Time Programs, Family Child Care Homes, and Other Early Care and Education Programs. Interested persons may testify at the hearing or submit written comments no later than 12:00 p.m. on January 10, 2017. Comments may be submitted by emailing

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan For New Mexico FFY 2016-2018

You can access the complete plan here: CCDF PLAN, Summer 2016


Meeting Agenda June 23, 2016 UNM Continuing Education-Room 123 / 1634 University Blvd. NE – Albuquerque NM ELAC Agenda June 2016