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They’re never too young to learn.

And you aren’t alone!

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.


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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!


Bright by Text: In New Mexico text PLAY to 274-448 to receive tips and resources tailored to your child. English: https://youtu.be/sWj3KBVV79E  Spanish:  https://youtu.be/f6yrTw71Od4

Vroom: Tips and tools to help Parents/Caregivers: https://www.vroom.org/

PullTogether.org: Eligibility for Family Service Programs: https://pulltogether.org/

Head Start Programs: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/programs/new-mexico-head-start-collaboration-office

Preschool in New Mexico: https://www.newmexicoprek.org/

PreK early childhood lesson plans online: https://nm.pbslearningmedia.org/grades/prek/

Early childhood services for families: http://newmexicokids.org/coronavirus/index.php

Early Learning New Mexico: https://www.earlylearningnm.org/

Everyday J.U.N.K.: https://fdp.unm.edu/everyday-junk-recipes.html

Sesame Street in Communities: https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/


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Celebrate the joy of uncovering new knowledge through play with a special cookbook from UNM Family Development program featuring fun learning activities for families.

Sesame Street in Communities offers videos, activities, and printable materials in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six. 

Vroom provides free science-based tips and tools to help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life.

Early Education Programs

Head Start is a program that provides comprehensive early childhood education, and health & nutrition guidance to families with infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children. 

New Mexico PreK is a voluntary program funded by the state of New Mexico to ensure 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.

Family Support Programs

The Child Care Assistance Program, brought to you by New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department, helps New Mexico families and caregivers cover the cost of child care. 

The Child Care Assistance Program, brought to you by New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department, helps New Mexico families and caregivers cover the cost of child care. 

NewMexicoKids.org offers information about childcare, home learning, free meals, and additional childcare services for families with young children throughout the state.

NewMexicoKids.org offers information about childcare, home learning, free meals, and additional childcare services for families with young children throughout the state.

The Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Intervention program provides families of infants and toddlers with or at-risk of developmental delays with high-quality early intervention services.

The Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Intervention program provides families of infants and toddlers with or at-risk of developmental delays with high-quality early intervention services.

Home visitors come see you in the convenience of your home (now via Telehealth) and provide prenatal health, newborn care, and child development information. Home visitors also can connect you to more services, programs, and help!

Home visitors come see you in the convenience of your home (now via Telehealth) and provide prenatal health, newborn care, and child development information. Home visitors also can connect you to more services, programs, and help!

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunches for children throughout the state.

The Summer Food Service Program for Children provides nutritious meals to children during the summer months. When school lets out for the summer, children ages 1 through 18 can receive free nutritious meals.

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunches for children throughout the state.

Get Support

They’re never too young to learn.

And you aren’t alone!

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.

View your free
step-by-step guide

At Home Learning Resources

Bright by Text

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!



Sign up for Bright by Text

Everyday J.U.N.K.

Celebrate the joy of uncovering new knowledge through play with a special cookbook from UNM Family Development program featuring fun learning activities for families.

Sesame Street in Communities

Sesame Street in Communities offers videos, activities, and printable materials in both English and Spanish designed for children from birth to six. 

Vroom: Tips and tools to help Parents/Caregivers

Vroom provides free science-based tips and tools to help parents and caregivers give children a great start in life.

Early Education Programs

Head Start 

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. 

Preschool in New Mexico

New Mexico PreK is a voluntary program funded by the state of New Mexico to ensure that every child in New Mexico has the opportunity to attend a high quality early childhood education program before going to kindergarten.

PreK Early Childhood Lesson Plans

PBS offers free videos, games and activities aligned to state national standards for preschool aged children.

Family Support Programs

Child Care Assistance Program 

The Child Care Assistance Program, brought to you by New Mexico’s Early Childhood Education and Care Department, helps New Mexico families and caregivers cover the cost of child care. 

Early childhood services for families

NewMexicoKids.org offers information about childcare, home learning, free meals, and additional childcare services for families with young children throughout the state.

Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Early Childhood Intervention

The Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Intervention program provides families of infants and toddlers with or at-risk of developmental delays with high-quality early intervention services. 

Home Visiting

Home visitors come see you in the convenience of your home (now via Telehealth) and provide prenatal health, newborn care, and child development information. Home visitors also can connect you to more services, programs, and help!

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program provides nutritionally-balanced, low-cost or free lunches for children throughout the state.

Summer Food Program

The Summer Food Service Program for Children provides nutritious meals to children during the summer months. When school lets out for the summer, children ages 1 through 18 can receive free nutritious meals.