Child Care Services

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The Child Care Services Bureau (CCSB) administers the Child Care Assistance, Child Care Licensing and Registered Child Care Home programs. In collaboration with CYFD’s Office of Child Development and Family Nutrition Bureau, the Child Care Services Bureau plans and coordinates quality child care services (including training, technical assistance, health and safety, and monitoring) and works to build child care capacity statewide. More information on these programs can be found at www.NewMexicoKids.org.

UPDATE: Emergency Rule Amendments to 8.15.2 NMAC – Child Care Assistance Requirements for Child Care Assistance Programs for Clients and Child Care Providers. Effective March 16, 2020.

To review the Child Care Licensed and Registered Provider Inspection Surveys, click here.

To learn more about the Child Care Assistance Program, click here.

To learn more about the Child Care Licensing Program and Registered Home Providers, click here.

Educators and Providers Links

Training Opportunities

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How to Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

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How to Become a Licensed or Registered Provider

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What is Quality? FOCUS Eligibility Requirements and Application Process Child Care Assistance Reimbursement Rates

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Regulations (Child Care Assistance, Child Care Licensing and Non-Licensed / Registered Homes)

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New Mexico Child Care Emergency Preparedness Plan
  • English | Spanish (Coming Soon)
  • Updated September 17, 2021 (PDF)
New Mexico Child Care and Development Fund Plan

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Other Early Care and Resources

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Childhood Immunization Schedule

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Child Care Links

2021 Payment Notice - English

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2021 Payment Notice - Spanish

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2021 Payment Dates - English

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2021 Payment Dates - Spanish

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Child Care Applicant Checklist

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Child Care Assistance Applicant Checklist

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Copayment Chart (July 2021 - March 2022)
  • Uploaded July 16, 2021 (PDF)
FY19 Child Care Accountability Report-Final

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Parents' Guide to Selecting Quality Child Care

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Income Guidelines (2021)
  • Uploaded July 13, 2021 (PDF)
  • Includes 400 % FPL
Income Guidelines (2020)

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Income Guidelines (2019)

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NM Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan

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NM Child Care Emergency Preparedness Plan 2017-18

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Regional Child Care Licensing Offices

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RFP

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Healthy Child Care America

Healthy Child Care America

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Immunization

Childhood Immunization Info

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National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families

External Link

New Mexico Kids

NewMexicoKids.org

External Link

Rules and Records

Early Childhood Services Rulemaking Records - State of NM Rule Search

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8.8.3 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Rulemaking Record PDF

8.8.3 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Recording #1

8.8.3 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Recording #2

8.15.2 NMAC Emergency Amd. Effective 3/16/20

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8.15.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/30/19

Rulemaking Record PDF #1

8.15.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/30/19

Rulemaking Record PDF #2

8.15.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/30/19

Recording #1

8.15.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/30/19

Recording #2

8.16.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Rulemaking Record PDF #1

8.16.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Rulemaking Record PDF #2

8.16.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Recording #1

8.16.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Recording #2

8.17.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Rulemaking Record PDF

8.17.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Recording #1

8.17.2 NMAC Hearing Date 8/29/19

Recording #2