Become a Child Care Substitute Teacher!

In response to staffing shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the  Support Teachers and Families (STAF) initiative encourages state workers, National Guard members, and community members to become licensed as substitute teachers to ensure New Mexico children can continue to receive in-person instruction in the coming weeks. Learn how you can substitute in community-based child care settings today!

Early Childhood Career Pathway Guide

Using a lattice development progression that covers six levels of educational courses – 45-Hour Entry Level Course, New Mexico Child Development Certificate, an Early Childhood Professional Certificate, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and Master’s Degree – the Early Childhood Career Pathway Guide will help individuals interested in a career in early childhood understand the opportunities and supports available across the state.

Elevate New Mexico Child Care

Join Elevate New Mexico Child Care for lunch in Albuquerque, NM!  Attendance includes lunch, entrance to Explora Museum, and 1.5 Professional Development hours.  Get access to free business coaching, child care management software, and community coaching to help streamline time-consuming business tasks. 

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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Become a Child Care Substitute Teacher!

In response to staffing shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the  Support Teachers and Families (STAF) initiative encourages state workers, National Guard members, and community members to become licensed as substitute teachers to ensure New Mexico children can continue to receive in-person instruction in the coming weeks. Learn how you can substitute in community-based child care settings today!

Early Childhood Career Pathway Guide

Using a lattice development progression that covers six levels of educational courses – 45-Hour Entry Level Course, New Mexico Child Development Certificate, an Early Childhood Professional Certificate, Associate Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and Master’s Degree – the Early Childhood Career Pathway Guide will help individuals interested in a career in early childhood understand the opportunities and supports available across the state.

Family Survey

ECECD is working with child care providers to better understand the challenges families are facing with child care. Your feedback from your unique perspective helps us to understand the struggles and successes, with the potential to guide policy and support.

Elevate New Mexico Child Care

Join Elevate New Mexico Child Care for lunch in Albuquerque, NM!  Attendance includes lunch, entrance to Explora Museum, and 1.5 Professional Development hours.  Get access to free business coaching, child care management software, and community coaching to help streamline time-consuming business tasks. 

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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Ages and Stages Questionnaire

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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.