What is FOCUS?

"FOCUS on Young Children's Learning" is New Mexico's third generation Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS). Developed by the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD), the goal of FOCUS is to foster program leadership, cultivate teacher quality, and support positive outcomes for all children.

Who is eligible for FOCUS?

FOCUS is voluntary. Licensed family child care homes, child care centers, and school-age programs may apply. Programs must meet 2-STAR criteria to participate.

How to Apply?

Providers, please review the help document:

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FOCUS Planning Grant Application FY18/19

  We are happy to release the application for the FOCUS Planning Grant FY18/19. The purpose of the FOCUS Planning Grant is to provide. 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 7/1/18 - 6/30/19. 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 17.18, be advised it will end June 30, 2018. All hours must be submitted by end of day July 2, 2018. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PROCESSED!!!