Registered Home Provider Look-Up

The State of New Mexico wants to ensure that families have all of the relevant information they need to make an informed decision when choosing care for their children, including access to criminal background information. Please use the following database to make sure that the provider you are considering is registered with CYFD. You can also use the state and national databases below to check the criminal background of any provider you are considering.

Mario Archuleta was barely three years old when, on October 11, 2002, his child care provider purposely scalded his hands with hot water after a toileting accident. Mario spent two weeks at the UNMH burn trauma unit. Doctors removed skin from his thighs to graft to his hands during a five-hour operation. He spent a year in rehabilitation. His child care provider pled guilty to second degree child abuse and neglect and was sentenced to nine years in the penitentiary.

To help other families avoid the pain and trauma that their family experienced, Mario’s parents asked that the State of New Mexico establish a database of registered child care home providers who have obtained background check eligibility, under the relevant background check regulations. They also asked that parents have access to other state and national databases to check on their provider’s background. You can access these databases below.



NOTE: The databases below do not guarantee that a provider who has obtained a background check will not commit an abusive act in the future. Parents should always observe prior to enrolling their child and should occasionally drop in unannounced to monitor the daily operations of the program.

Look Up a Registered Home Provider


Search by First Name, Last Name, and Zip Code (All three fields are required):
Please note that exact spelling is necessary

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Registered Home Provider Requirements

The Children, Youth, and Families Department registers child care homes in accordance with the regulations found here. The State of New Mexico does not allow more than four non-resident children in a registered (non-licensed) home.

  • The provider provides child care in his or her home.
  • 6 hours of training in the field of early care and education is required each year.
  • The provider must obtain background check eligibility* before they can be approved as a registered home provider.
  • Household members and/or any person who spends significant time in the household, as reported in the background check application, must undergo a CYFD database screen before the home is approved to provide care.
  • The home must be inspected prior to approval to provide care.

*A Background Check for a direct provider of care in a Registered (Non-Licensed) Home consists of a review of available state criminal histories. Beginning in 2001, the background check also includes a screen of CYFD’s child/adult abuse/neglect database; these are reviewed to determine whether disqualifying information exists. Background check eligibility is determined by and in accordance with criteria set forth and promulgated at Title 8, Chapter 8, Part 3 of the New Mexico Administrative Code, Governing Background Checks and Employment History Verification.

Other Important Criminal Databases

The Children, Youth, and Families Department registers child care homes in accordance with the regulations found here. The State of New Mexico does not allow more than four non-resident children in a registered (non-licensed) home.

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