Child Care Services

The Child Care Services Bureau (CCSB) administers the Child Care Assistance, Child Care Licensing and Registered Child Care Home programs. In collaboration with CYFD’s Office of Child Development and Family Nutrition Bureau, the Child Care Services Bureau plans and coordinates quality child care services (including training, technical assistance, health and safety and monitoring) and works to build child care capacity statewide. More information on these programs can be found at www.NewMexicoKids.org.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RULEMAKING AND CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARING:

Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is proposing regulation changes to 8.8.3 NMAC - CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING BACKGROUND CHECKS AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY VERIFICATION.

A public rule hearing will be held on June 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. via internet, email, and telephonic means due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19 and in accordance with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Executive Order 2020-004, Declaration of Public Health Emergency and the March 12, 2020 Public Health Emergency Order to Limit Mass Gatherings Due to COVID-19. Click the link to read the announcement: https://www.newmexicokids.org/.

Written comments may be delivered to the Old PERA building at 1120 Paseo De Peralta on June 9, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is proposing regulation changes to 8.15.2 NMAC - SOCIAL SERVICES CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR CLIENTS AND CHILD CARE PROVIDERS.

A public rule hearing will be held on July 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. via internet, email, and telephonic means due to the concerns surrounding COVID-19 and in accordance with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Executive Order 2020-004, Declaration of Public Health Emergency and the March 12, 2020 Public Health Emergency Order to Limit Mass Gatherings Due to COVID-19. Click the link to read the announcement: https://www.newmexicokids.org/.

UPDATE: Emergency Rule Amendments to 8.15.2 NMAC - Child Care Assistance Requirements for Child Care Assistance Programs for Clients and Child Care Providers. Effective March 16, 2020.

 

To review the Child Care Licensed and Registered Provider Surveys, click here.

To learn more about the Child Care Assistance Program, click here.

To learn more about the Child Care Licensing Program and Registered Home Providers, click here.

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