Information for Families

About New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education And Family Services

Child Care and Early Education

Child Care in New Mexico is a broad category of care for children ages 0 up to 13, depending on the individual program. Child Care includes services like child care centers, in home child care, Head Start, and PreK programs. Child Care in New Mexico is monitored by the Early Childhood Education and Care Department, which is in charge of licensing and registration of child care providers. READ MORE

Home Visiting

New Mexico provides a coordinated continuum of high-quality, community-driven, culturally and linguistically appropriate home visiting services that promote maternal, infant, and early childhood health, safety, development, and strong parent-child relationships. Home Visiting helps families to: gain knowledge regarding child development, connect with community support services, discover ways to support learning through play and interactions, receive emotional support through challenges associated with raising a child, and access support to get out of dangerous or unhealthy situations. READ MORE

Developmental Programs

IDEA / Developmental Programs are used to help families who are concerned about their child’s development or for families who have identified developmental delays in their children. READ MORE

Information

Quick Links and Useful Information
NM ECECD

nmececd.org

Early Childhood Education and Family Services Portal

search.newmexicokids.org

Moments Together NM

momentsnm.org

Am I Eligible Application for Child Care Assistance

eligibility.ececd.state.nm.us

YES NM Portal Application for Services

yes.state.nm.us