Home Visiting

Every parent—no matter if it’s your first child or your fifth—needs someone to rely on. Your home visitor can be that support!

Home Visiting professionals support families by providing information on check-up milestone dates, screenings, referrals, parenting advice, and guidance with navigating other programs and services in their community. 

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About Home Visiting

Every parent—no matter if it’s your first child or your fifth—needs someone to rely on. Your home visitor can be that support! New Mexico’s home visiting program connects you with a friendly expert for regular, planned visits in the comfort of your home or in remote telehealth sessions. Any family expecting a baby or with children under age five qualifies for Home Visiting, and the program is always free, regardless of income. 

Babies don’t come with instructions, but home visitors guide you to the answers you need to be the best caregiver possible for your child. You can trust your home visitor for guidance on a wide range of topics including safe sleep for your baby, injury prevention, nutrition, child care, breastfeeding and nutrition, self-care, and more. You don’t have to do it alone! 

What Home Visitors do: 

  • They share what you can expect as your child grows, and help you prepare for all their firsts and milestones 
  • They help boost your confidence as a parent and build caregiving skills 
  • They’re there to answer questions and share information to help you care for yourself and your child 
  • They can connect you with family-focused resources, programs, and supportive relationships within your community 
  • They offer support, listen to your needs, and serve as your trusted partner 

    Home Visiting Resource and Referral

    Search for Home Visiting Programs in the state of New Mexico. 

    Safe Sleep! Are you looking to get a Safe Sleep Baby Kit for your expecting family or infant? Please use the NewMexicoKids search portal to find a Home Visiting program near you to sign up for a Safe Sleep education session to get this free, no-obligation resource!

    Contact ECECD's Home Visiting team

    Ph: 1-833-675-1438 

    Email: ececd.homevisiting@ececd.nm.gov 

    What is Home Visiting and How to Apply?

    Do you have questions about how to get started with Home Visiting? Watch these tutorial videos for details. Available in English, Spanish, Diné, and Vietnamese.

    Looking for a Home Visiting Provider?

    See the Home Visiting Providers list located in the materials library. These agencies are funded through a combination of state and federal funds, including Medicaid, IDEA Part C, and private health insurance

    The Early Show with Alax!

    The Early Show with Alax and Ask Alax are informative online originals created for the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department. They’re made for grownups with kids in mind. Home Visiting is featured in the episodes shared here.

    Home Visiting Materials Library