Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program

The FIT program provides a statewide early intervention system in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C. FIT provides early intervention services to over 14,000 children from birth to age three who have or are at risk of developmental delay—as well as their families.

The New Mexico Early Childhood Strategic Plan 2021–2024

This plan charts out key goals, objectives, and actions to meet identified needs, track progress, and provide a detailed view of the early childhood landscape and a comprehensive strategy for moving forward.

Free Meals for Children and Youth

It is difficult for anyone to learn when they are hungry. Some children and youth face an uphill battle year-round with food insecurity. New Mexico is committed to ensure availability of meals to all from 1 to 18 years old.

Supporting Families

We work to ensure that all New Mexican families and young children have equitable access to high-quality early childhood opportunities.

Moments Together

Babies are always learning, and you already have what it takes to teach them. From breakfast to bedtime there are tons of simple, everyday moments you share with your little one that can put them on the path to a bright future.

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Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program

The FIT program provides a statewide early intervention system in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C. FIT provides early intervention services to over 14,000 children from birth to age three who have or are at risk of developmental delay—as well as their families.

The New Mexico Early Childhood Strategic Plan 2021–2024

This plan charts out key goals, objectives, and actions to meet identified needs, track progress, and provide a detailed view of the early childhood landscape and a comprehensive strategy for moving forward.

Free Meals for Children and Youth

It is difficult for anyone to learn when they are hungry. Some children and youth face an uphill battle year-round with food insecurity. New Mexico is committed to ensure availability of meals to all from 1 to 18 years old.

Supporting Families

We work to ensure that all New Mexican families and young children have equitable access to high-quality early childhood opportunities.

Moments Together

Babies are always learning, and you already have what it takes to teach them. From breakfast to bedtime there are tons of simple, everyday moments you share with your little one that can put them on the path to a bright future.

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We’re with you every step of the way!

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Programs for

Prenatal

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Programs for

Infants

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Programs for

Toddlers

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Programs for

Pre-K

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Join Us! Cost Study Meetings

JOIN US! Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) invites you to join us for upcoming cost study meetings as part of the...

Am I Eligible?

We invite you to complete the Am I Eligible? survey and learn about the family services programs for which you may be eligible. To apply for services or request a referral to one or more of the family services programs, please click on ‘Check If You Are Eligible For Child Care Assistance,’ button below. 

Child Care Assistance

The Child Care Assistance Program subsidizes the cost of child care for families at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (currently $52,400 for a family of four) that are working and/or in school. 

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Grants, RFPs & Procurement Opportunities

NM ECECD has the following opportunities available: