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Get Support

Get the support you need from sources you can trust.

Get the support you need from sources you can trust.

You don’t have to do it alone.
You don’t have to do it alone.
In New Mexico, there are programs to connect you with one-on-one support for your parenting journey. Every child is different - get support that is tailored to you and your family.

Get
Support

Get the support you need from sources you can trust.

You don’t have to do it alone.
In New Mexico, there are programs to connect you with one-on-one support for your parenting journey. Every child is different - get support that is tailored to you and your family.


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, school readiness and more.
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Find a home visitor near you here
Or call 1 (800) 691-9067 from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

What home visitors do:

  • They share what you can expect as your child grows, and help you prepare for all their firsts
  • They help boost your confidence as a parent and build skills
  • They’re there to answer questions and share information to help you care for yourself and your child
  • They can connect you with family-focused resources, programs, and supportive relationships within your community
  • They offer support, listen to your needs, and serve as your trusted partner

How home visiting works:

Home visiting is a relationship-based program for families who are pregnant or have children under age five. It is free for all New Mexico families regardless of income. Home visitors come to see you in the convenience of your home or via remote telehealth sessions. From tips to help your baby sleep safely, to breastfeeding and nutrition support, to your self care, finding child care, preparing for school, and more. You don’t have to do it alone!

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, school readiness and more.
Find a home visitor near you here
Or call 1 (800) 691-9067 from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

What home visitors do:

  • They share what you can expect as your child grows, and help you prepare for all their firsts
  • They help boost your confidence as a parent and build skills
  • They’re there to answer questions and share information to help you care for yourself and your child
  • They can connect you with family-focused resources, programs, and supportive relationships within your community
  • They offer support, listen to your needs, and serve as your trusted partner

How home visiting works:

Home visiting is a relationship-based program for families who are pregnant or have children under age five. It is free for all New Mexico families regardless of income. Home visitors come to see you in the convenience of your home or via remote telehealth sessions. From tips to help your baby sleep safely, to breastfeeding and nutrition support, to your self care, finding child care, preparing for school, and more. You don’t have to do it alone!



FIT

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).

What FIT offers:

The FIT program connects you with a specialist who supports you and your family and helps set a plan to promote your child’s growth through everyday activities like mealtime, playtime, and bath time. These focus on:

  • Positive Social Relationships
  • Acquiring and Using New Knowledge and Skills
  • Taking Appropriate Actions to Meet Needs

How it works:

Connecting with the FIT program starts with a simple phone call. The referral helpline at 1(800)691-9067 is open to you Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The FIT program is free for all eligible New Mexico families regardless of income.

Eligibility is confirmed through a free developmental evaluation. After confirmation, you will be connected with a specialist to work on goals, ideas, and tips together for everyday activities to support your child’s growth.

You may be feeling overwhelmed or wonder what the future holds. The FIT Program is there to support you.

Get started with an easy phone call.

Call 1 (800) 691-9067 Monday through Friday,
8 am to 5 pm.

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/


FIT

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).

What FIT offers:

The FIT program connects you with a specialist who supports you and your family and helps set a plan to promote your child’s growth through everyday activities like mealtime, playtime, and bath time. These focus on:

  • Positive Social Relationships
  • Acquiring and Using New Knowledge and Skills
  • Taking Appropriate Actions to Meet Needs

How it works:

Connecting with the FIT program starts with a simple phone call. The referral helpline at 1(800)691-9067 is open to you Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. The FIT program is free for all eligible New Mexico families regardless of income.

Eligibility is confirmed through a free developmental evaluation. After confirmation, you will be connected with a specialist to work on goals, ideas, and tips together for everyday activities to support your child’s growth.

You may be feeling overwhelmed or wonder what the future holds. The FIT Program is there to support you.

Get started with an easy phone call.

Call 1 (800) 691-9067 Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.