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EARLY CHILDHOOD JOB FAIRS

EARLY CHILDHOOD JOB FAIRS Make kids your career! Jumpstart a fun and rewarding new path as a early childhood professional! ECECD offers early childhood professionals scholarship opportunities, supplemental wages and bilingual payment incentives! In collaboration with...

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Join Us! Cost Study Meetings

JOIN US! Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) invites you to join us for upcoming cost study meetings as part of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) plan. The goal of each session is to share and discuss the child care cost modeling process and...

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HJR1 Approved by the Senate Finance Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Micah McCoy  Communications Director  Early Childhood Education and Care Department  Micah.mccoy@state.nm.us or (505) 629-9675 March 16, 2021 SANTA FE, NM – Today, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and the Lujan...

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In Remembrance and Gratitude: One Year into the Pandemic

One year ago, we entered this public health crisis not knowing what our future held. Today, we mourn those we have lost and continue to send our well wishes to all those still infected or suffering from the effects of COVID-19. From the beginning of the pandemic,...

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At-A-Glance: New Mexico Early Head Start/Head Start

About the Early Childhood Education and Care Department’s Head Start State Collaboration Office (HSSCO) Early Head Start (EHS) and Head Start (HS) are a critical part of New Mexico’s early childhood education and care system. EHS/HS provide low-income and vulnerable...

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Updated Rapid Response Process for Child Care programs

Rapid Response Process for Child Care Programs ECECD, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, Early Childhood Services Center is launching a Rapid Response Centralized Intake Hotline. The toll-free Rapid Response Central Intake Number is: 1-833-866-3272.  ...

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Scholarship opportunity for Infant Mental Health Endorsement

Become Recognized for Your Infant Mental Health Specialization Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health® (IMH-E®) provides recognition of specialized knowledge and expertise in professionals working with or on...

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NM’s First Statewide Early Childhood Strategic Plan Released

Three-year plan includes input from nearly 5,000 New Mexicans January 28, 2021 — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Children’s Cabinet Director Mariana Padilla, Early Childhood Education and Care Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky and other state Cabinet secretaries on Wednesday...

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The New Mexico Early Childhood Strategic Plan 2021–2024

The New Mexico Early Childhood Strategic Plan continues and answers the work in the Early Childhood Needs Assessment (completed in 2019). This Plan charts out key Goals, Objectives, and Actions to meet the identified needs, plus Measures to track progress. Taken...

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ECECD to Administer Summer Food Service Program for Children

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD), Early Care Education and Nutrition, Family Nutrition Bureau announces that it will once again administer the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in New Mexico to help address the gap in children’s...

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Governor Lujan Grisham’s New Public Health Order

Many of you will have seen our Governor’s press conference today, read her latest press release, or seen the latest Public Health Order. ECECD, in response, is limiting child care to those families who absolutely and essentially need care. This restriction is in...

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Child Care Copay Waiver Extended

Copay Waiver for Child Care Assistance extended through the end of the year November 2, 2020 As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) is committed to supporting families and child care providers across...

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