Have children?

1 in 3 New Mexico families are eligible for free or reduced cost child care!

When it comes to our kids, a little extra help can go a long way. Many New Mexico families are eligible for child care assistance through the State.

Am I Eligible?
We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their families) are well cared for.
The Child Care Assistance Program helps families and caregivers cover the cost of child care. By filling out a short survey, you’ll find out if you’re eligible for free or reduced cost child care and be connected to a professional who will help you through the process.

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Have children?

1 in 3 New Mexico families are eligible for the Child Care Assistance Program!

When it comes to our kids, a little extra help can go a long way. Many New Mexico families are eligible for free or reduced cost child care through the State.
Am I Eligible?
We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their families) are well cared for.
The Child Care Assistance Program helps families and caregivers cover the cost of child care. By filling out a short survey, you’ll find out if you’re eligible for free or reduced child care and be connected to a professional who will help you through the process.

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?

Child Care Facilities are Open and Safe

The health and safety of New Mexico’s children is critical at all times, especially now. New Mexico has trusted child care providers across the state that follow some of the most detailed health and safety regulations in the country. As a result, child care providers are doing their part to diligently keep families safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.
The health and safety of New Mexico’s children is critical at all times, especially now. New Mexico has trusted child care providers across the state that follow some of the most detailed health and safety regulations in the country. As a result, child care providers are doing their part to diligently keep families safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

In-home Child Care

Already have someone who watches your children or can’t find child care in your area? Family, friends, and neighbors may be eligible to obtain a license for their care of your child from the State of New Mexico.

Learn more about becoming a licensed and registered home child care provider by visiting here or by calling 1-833-551-0518.

Already have someone who watches your children or can’t find child care in your area? Family, friends, and neighbors may be eligible to obtain a license for their care of your child from the State of New Mexico.

Learn more about becoming a licensed and registered home child care provider by visiting here or by calling 1-833-551-0518.

Family Infant & Toddler Program (FIT)

The FIT Program supports families with children from birth through age two who have or are at risk for a developmental delay. It is a free early intervention program through the State of New Mexico. You don’t have to feel certain that your child has a delay in development. Simply being concerned is enough to get in touch. Review developmental milestones here.

Connecting into the FIT program starts with a referral. Anyone can make a referral, including families, doctors, pediatricians, and child care providers. All it takes is completing and submitting this easy, one page form.

The FIT Program supports families with children from birth through age two who have or are at risk for a developmental delay. It is a free early intervention program through the State of New Mexico. You don’t have to feel certain that your child has a delay in development. Simply being concerned is enough to get in touch. Review developmental milestones here.

Connecting into the FIT program starts with a referral. Anyone can make a referral, including families, doctors, pediatricians, and child care providers. All it takes is completing and submitting this easy, one page form.

Home Visiting 

Every parent—no matter if it’s your first child or your fourth—needs someone to rely on. Your free home visitor can be that support! New Mexico’s free home visiting program connects you with a friendly expert for regular, planned visits at home. You can trust them for guidance on a wide range of topics including safe sleep, injury prevention, nutrition, child care, breast feeding, and more. 

New Mexico offers 33 Home Visiting programs around the state that are tailored to your needs and your family. Find a program near you here.

Every parent—no matter if it’s your first child or your fourth—needs someone to rely on. Your free home visitor can be that support! New Mexico’s free home visiting program connects you with a friendly expert for regular, planned visits at home. You can trust them for guidance on a wide range of topics including safe sleep, injury prevention, nutrition, child care, breast feeding, and more. 

New Mexico offers 33 Home Visiting programs around the state that are tailored to your needs and your family. Find a program near you here.

Free Food Programs

Nutrition needs for growing children don’t end when schools break for the summer! Summer food programs are available in almost every community and neighborhood across New Mexico. Find a site near you at summerfoodnm.org.
Nutrition needs for growing children don’t end when schools break for the summer! Summer food programs are available in almost every community and neighborhood across New Mexico. Find a site near you at summerfoodnm.org.

This program is brought to you by New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department.

This program is brought to you by New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department.


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About Moments Together

The Moments Together campaign is an effort out of the State of New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Learn more about the campaign:
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About Moments Together

The Moments Together campaign is an effort out of the State of New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Learn more about the campaign:
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