Caregivers and Educators


Taining/Education and Certification

Specialized knowledge of how young children develop and learn is critically important.  Information on early childhood preparation programs and opportunities for ongoing education and development is provided here.

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Health Safety and nutrition

Children’s health and safety is a primary concern to parents and teachers alike.  Information on implementing health, safety, and nutritional practices based on New Mexico and federal regulations is provided here.

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Look for the STARS

Look for the STARS is a five-level quality rating improvement system (QRIS) designed to help parents identify quality child care programs.

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AIM HIGH

AIM HIGH is a child care support program to help ensure safe, high quality care. AIM HIGH, a project developed by the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), pairs a child care program with a program development specialist, or mentor. The team works to develop a plan for improving the quality of the program.

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Becoming a Child Care Provider in New Mexico

Access information and resources designed to guide you through the process of becoming a child care provider.

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Resources

Information and links to state and national resources that provide caregiver information on state child care regulations, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), professional development, early learning guidelines, and more.

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Jobs

Job postings for the early child care and education fields in New Mexico.

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New Mexico State Child Care Regulations

Review the New Mexico State Regulations regarding child care, facilities, and education standards.

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