Nursery teacher with student exploring the sandpit.

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department Expands Workforce Recruitment Efforts

Santa Fe, NM – Today the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) unveiled an expansion to Developing Futures, the department’s campaign to recruit talented professionals into the field of early childhood education and care. Now, New Mexicans can explore career opportunities in early childhood through a personalized career quiz and an expanded website featuring […]

A multi-ethnic group of preschool students is sitting with their legs crossed on the floor in their classroom. The mixed-race female teacher is sitting on the floor facing the children. The happy kids are smiling and following the teacher's instructions. They have their arms raised in the air.

New Mexico makes major investment in a redesigned child care quality improvement and rating system

SANTA FE – Today, the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) opened a new survey to gather input from New Mexico families, child care centers, family child care homes, and child care teachers regarding a planned multi-year effort to update and redesign FOCUS, the state’s Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS). The redesign is part of […]

LANL increases child care capacity for Los Alamos community through public-private partnership

When most people think about pressing national security concerns facing the United States, child care doesn’t usually come to mind. But for Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL),  lack of child care options for their 17,000 employees and its surrounding community has become mission critical. “Our employees were really struggling with finding child care,” said Kathy […]