FFY 2025-2027 DRAFT Child Care and Development Fund State Plan

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What is CCDF?

The Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) plays a crucial role in supporting families in New Mexico by providing financial assistance for child care services. Child care assistance is vital for income-eligible families, enabling parents and guardians to work, attend school, or undergo training while their children receive care that fosters their learning and development. The CCDF not only helps in covering the cost of child care but also aims to improve the quality, health, and safety of child care services for all children in New Mexico.

New Mexico’s administration of the CCDF program is detailed in the State Plan, which outlines how the program will be managed from October 1, 2024, through September 30, 2027. This plan is essential as it sets the guidelines and goals for the allocation of funds, ensuring that child care services are accessible, affordable, and of high quality to meet the needs of families across the state.

The CCDF Comment Portal is Open!

To provide input on New Mexico’s draft FFY 2025-2027 CCDF State Plan, please visit the portal linked below or directly submit your comments via first
class mail to P.O. Drawer 5619, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502 – 5619.

Your participation is integral to shaping the future of child care in New Mexico. We look forward to your valuable input and collaboration in this effort.

Attend a Stakeholder Session

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) cordially invites you to participate in stakeholder meetings to offer valuable input on the CCDF Plan for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2025-2027. Meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Interpretation services, Spanish and ASL, will be available. Share the English and Spanish stakeholder sessions flyer (PDF).

Click the dates below for session details. 

Monday, April 15, from 1-2 p.m.

ECEC Early Childhood Professionals Subcommittee

Thursday, April 25, from 3-4 p.m.

ECEC Program Quality and Accountability Subcommittee

Thursday, May 16, 2024 from 1:30-3 p.m.

Local Government, Local Education Agencies, Councils of Government, Regional Education Cooperatives

INVITE ONLY
For more information email
ECECD-ECS-PublicComment@ececd.nm.gov

Monday, May 20, 2024 from 1-2 p.m.

ECEC Early Childhood Professionals Subcommittee

Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 from 1-4 p.m.

Early Childhood Education and
Care Advisory Council (ECEC)

In-Person Location:
CNM Workforce Training Center,
5600 Eagle Rock Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113, Room 207

Thursday, May 23, from 3-4 p.m.

ECEC Program Quality and Accountability Subcommittee

Friday, May 24, 2024, from 9-11 a.m.

Tribal Consultations

INVITE ONLY
For more information email
ECECD-ECS-PublicComment@ececd.nm.gov

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tribal Consultations

INVITE ONLY
For more information email
ECECD-ECS-PublicComment@ececd.nm.gov

Upcoming CCDF Public Hearing (Hybrid)

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 from 9-11 a.m.

In-Person Location:
The hearing will be held in Apodaca Hall
of the PERA Building located at 1120
Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico
87502.

For all other CCDF inquiries and assistance, please email

ECECD-ECS-PublicComment@ececd.nm.gov or call (505) 231-5820.