Ages 3-5

You don’t have to do it alone!

Every child is different. Get care that is tailored to you.

You don’t have to do it alone!

Every child is different. Get care that is tailored to you.

When it comes to our kids, a little extra help can go a long way.
When it comes to our kids, a little extra help can go a long way.
We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their caregivers) are well cared for. The programs below support New Mexico families with children ages 3 to 5.
We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their caregivers) are well cared for. The programs below support New Mexico families with children ages 3 to 5.

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Ages 3-5

You don’t have to do it alone!

Every child is different. Get care that is tailored to you.

When it comes to our kids, a little extra help can go a long way.
We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their caregivers) are well cared for. The programs below support New Mexico families with children ages 3 to 5.

Home Visiting

Looking for someone to:

Home Visitors are here for you! Everyone—no matter if it’s your first child or your fourth—needs someone trusted to talk to and ask questions. Your home visitor offers that support. You can trust them on a wide range of topics from nutrition and breastfeeding to safe sleep and self care. Learn more about the program.

Find your home visitor here

Or call 1 (800) 691-9067 from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Home Visiting

Looking for someone to:

Home Visitors are here for you! Everyone—no matter if it’s your first child or your fourth—needs someone trusted to talk to and ask questions. Your home visitor offers that support. You can trust them on a wide range of topics from nutrition and breastfeeding to safe sleep and self care. Learn more about the program.
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Find your home visitor here

Or call 1 (800) 691-9067 from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Child Care Assistance

More New Mexico families than ever are eligible for free child care. We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their caregivers) are well cared for.

Find out if you’re eligible right now.
It only takes a few minutes.

Find out if you’re eligible right now.
It only takes a few minutes.

Am I Eligible?

Or call 1 (800)-691-9067 to speak with a Family Specialist who can help you review your child care options and walk you through the process of applying.

Other tips and resources:

High quality early childhood programs in New Mexico (like Head Start, preschool, and PreK) paired with play at home can help give your child a great start in life. The resources below help connect you with experts and tools.

Bright by Text is a free texting service that delivers useful information from trusted early childhood experts to parents and caregivers of young children. It’s easy, just text PLAY to 274-448 to sign up!

Head Start is a program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, and health and nutrition guidance to families with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children.
New Mexico PreK ensures that every child in New Mexico has the opportunity to attend a high quality early childhood education program before going to kindergarten.
PBS offers free videos, games and activities aligned to state national standards for preschool aged children.
NewMexicoKids.org offers information about child care, home learning, free meals, and additional child care services for families with young children throughout the state.
The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunches for children throughout the state.

Child Care Assistance

More New Mexico families than ever are eligible for free child care. We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their caregivers) are well cared for. Learn more about the program here.

Find out if you’re eligible right now.
It only takes a few minutes.

Find out if you’re eligible right now.
It only takes a few minutes.

Am I Eligible?

Or call 1 (800)-691-9067 to speak with a Family Specialist who can help you review your child care options and walk you through the process of applying.

Other tips and resources:

High quality early childhood programs in New Mexico (like Head Start, preschool, and PreK) paired with play at home can help give your child a great start in life. The resources in this section help connect you with experts and tools.
Bright by Text is a free texting service that delivers useful information from trusted early childhood experts to parents and caregivers of young children. It’s easy, just text PLAY to 274-448 to sign up!
Head Start is a program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, and health and nutrition guidance to families with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children.
New Mexico PreK ensures that every child in New Mexico has the opportunity to attend a high quality early childhood education program before going to kindergarten.
PBS offers free videos, games and activities aligned to state national standards for preschool aged children.
NewMexicoKids.org offers information about child care, home learning, free meals, and additional child care services for families with young children throughout the state.
The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunches for children throughout the state.
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Want to receive tips and resources straight to your phone?

Want to receive tips and resources straight to your phone?

Text PLAY to 274-448.

Text PLAY to 274-448.