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


A public rule hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in Apodaca Hall, 1120 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502.

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. Click the link to read the announcement:




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.