Impacted by NM wildfires?

Are you impacted by New Mexico wildfires? ECECD can help evacuees access free child care during this time of emergency. For more information, call 1-800-832-1321 or email questions to

Enrollment Fairs for Child Care Assistance

Throughout May and June, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) will host statewide Enrollment Fairs for Child Care Assistance. If you have questions about eligibility or require application assistance, join us at your local enrollment fair!

The Early Show with Alax

The Early Show with Alax, a playful, informative online series for families with young children. The show’s host, Alax, is a live-action Galactic character from another solar system who wants to learn the important elements of caring for “little humans” without judgment or prior caregiving knowledge.

New Mexico poised to climb national preschool rankings

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has published its “2023 State of Preschool” report, evaluating state PreK programs based on enrollment, funding, and quality metrics. This year’s report highlights New Mexico as a state “poised to climb national preschool rankings,” thanks to its historic investments in New Mexico PreK.

Developing Futures

Jobs in early childhood have a big impact on the future. Professionals in this field change lives every day. For people who love babies and young children, these are meaningful, joyful jobs. And currently, opportunities in the field of early childhood are expanding fast. Whether you want to teach, help children with speech delays, or prepare healthy meals and snacks, there’s a profession in the early childhood field for you.

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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