Have children?

More New Mexico families than ever are eligible for free child care!*

When it comes to our kids, a little extra help can go a long way.

*The State of New Mexico is waiving copayments for any family that qualifies for the program between May 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their families) are well cared for.

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Have children?

More New Mexico families than ever are eligible for free child care!*

When it comes to our kids, a little extra help can go a long way.

*The State of New Mexico is waiving copayments for any family that qualifies for the program between May 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.

We want to make sure that all of New Mexico’s little ones (and their families) 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.

From breakfast to bedtime there are tons of simple, everyday moments you share with your little one that can put them on the path to a bright future.
This program helps families of all kinds!


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Randal

Liam

Randal & Liam

Occupation:

Restaurant Manager

$3,000

2

Qualifies for free child care!

Number in household:

Income:

Randal & Liam

Occupation:

Restaurant Manager

$3,000

2

Qualifies for free child care!

Number in household:

Income:

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Alex

Liliana

Two illustrated grandparent type figures holding very young children

Anton

Liliana, Alex, & Anton

Occupation:

Teacher & Retail Worker

$6,000

Qualifies for free child care!

Number in household:

Income:

Occupation:

3, soon to be 4!

Number in household:

Income:

Lucas

Rose

Marisol

Sam

Income:

Number in household:

Qualifies for free child care!

4

$2,500

Retired

Occupation:

Sam, Rose, Marisol, & Lucas

Income:

Number in household:

Occupation:

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This program helps families of all kinds!

Decorative orange and white wavy background pattenAn illustrated father and toddler standing and holding handsAn illustration of two parents standing with a child using a mobility assistance deviceTwo illustrated grandparent type figures holding very young children

Randal

Liam

Alex

Lucas

Rose

Marisol

Sam

Liliana

Anton

Randal & Liam

Occupation:

Restaurant Manager

$3,000

2

Qualifies for free child care!

Number in household:

Income:

Randal & Liam

Occupation:

Restaurant Manager

$3,000

2

Qualifies for free child care!

Number in household:

Income:

Liliana, Alex, & Anton

Occupation:

Teacher & Retail Worker

$6,000

Qualifies for free child care!

Number in household:

Income:

Occupation:

3, soon to be 4!

Number in household:

Income:

Income:

Number in household:

Qualifies for free child care!

4

$2,500

Retired

Occupation:

Sam, Rose, Marisol, & Lucas

Income:

Number in household:

Occupation:

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.

More Care Programs for Your Family:

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. Hear from Camila, a New Mexico mom, about her experience with the program here.
The Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program supports families with children from birth up to their third birthday who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability. It is a free early intervention program housed in the Family Support and Early Intervention Division of the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD). Hear from Camila, a New Mexico mom, about her experience with the program here.

Home Visiting 

Everyone—no matter if it’s your first child or your fourth—needs someone trusted to talk to and ask parenting questions. Your home visitor offers that support. You can trust them on a wide range of topics including prenatal care, safe sleep, injury prevention, self care, nutrition, growth and development, breast feeding, and more. Learn more here.

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.

Everyone—no matter if it’s your first child or your fourth—needs someone trusted to talk to and ask parenting questions. Your home visitor offers that support. You can trust them on a wide range of topics including prenatal care, safe sleep, injury prevention, self care, nutrition, growth and development, breast feeding, and more. Learn more here.

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.

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

Moments Together and this resource list is brought to you by New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department.


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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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