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.

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.

Elevate New Mexico Child Care

Operating a child care program is hard work, but you don’t have to do it alone. 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.

Grants, RFPs and Procurement Opportunities

The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) is pleased to announce the Child Care Stabilization Grant. This grant opportunity is made possible via the American Rescue Plan Act, which includes federal funding for New Mexico to invest in its child care system to ensure child care providers are economically stable and that safe, high quality, and affordable child care is available for all families.

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Elevate New Mexico Child Care

Operating a child care program is hard work, but you don’t have to do it alone. Get access to free business coaching, child care management software, and community coaching to help streamline time-consuming business tasks.

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.

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.

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.

Grants, RFPs and Procurement Opportunities

The Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) is pleased to announce the Child Care Stabilization Grant. This grant opportunity is made possible via the American Rescue Plan Act, which includes federal funding for New Mexico to invest in its child care system to ensure child care providers are economically stable and that safe, high quality, and affordable child care is available for all families.

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We’re with you every step of the way!

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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. 

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