Early Childhood Programs

Child Care & Early Education

Child Care in New Mexico is a broad category of care for children ages zero through thirteen, depending on individual programs. This category of care includes daycare centers, in-home care, Head Start, and PreK.

Home Visiting in New Mexico

New Mexico provides a coordinated continuum of high-quality, community-driven, culturally and linguistically appropriate home visiting services that promote maternal, infant, and early childhood health, safety, development, and strong parent-child relationships. Home Visiting helps families to: gain knowledge regarding child development, connect with community support services, discover ways to support learning through play and interactions, receive emotional support through challenges associated with raising a child, and access support to get out of dangerous or unhealthy situations.

Developmental Programs

IDEA / Developmental Programs are used to help families who are concerned about their child’s development or for families who have identified developmental delays in their children.