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


POSTPONEMENT of Notice Public Rule Hearing: Due to Executive Order 2020-004 Issued by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham. Read the postponement here.

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.

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.

Child Care Links