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 elegible for FOCUS?

Similar to AIM HIGH, 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: Help

Versión en español: Help

All FOCUS applications will now be done on-line. See above for important training documents.

Note: As the current funds for the FOCUS Planning Time Grant are fully encumbered and we are awaiting additional funding we are not approving any applications. All programs submitting new applications are being notified they are on a wait list.



    We are no longer accepting Planning Time Grant application for FY16. A new application will be available July 1, 2017.