New Mexico

Addressing Equity in Out-of-School Time

The disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic coincide with increased attention to issues of racial injustice. Federal support, including funding, is available to rebuild early childhood and Out-of-School time (OST) care, to address inequities that have historically diminished opportunities for children and families.

New Mexico Child Care Stabilization and Recovery Grants Case Study

This case study is part of a series that documents and highlights the experiences of Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Lead Agencies that developed and implemented grants to stabilize child care in their service areas. This case study includes information from publicly available sources and an interview with CCDF staff who then reviewed this document for accuracy.

COVID-19 Case Studies Introduction

This series of case studies documents and highlights the experiences of four CCDF Lead Agencies – Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, and Virginia – that developed and implemented grants to support child care providers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The case studies include examples of approaches Lead Agencies took to successfully create grant programs and distribute COVID-19 relief funding to providers.

FY 2021 Program Integrity Webinar #2: Strengthening CCDF Program Accountability

In the second webinar for the FY 2021 program integrity webinar series, the National Center on Subsidy Innovation and Accountability shared strategies to strengthen Child Care and Development Fund accountability, specifically in the areas of fiscal, process, and program accountability. A New Mexico Lead Agency representative also shared their strategies for using administrative data to strengthen process accountability in the CCDF subsidy program.

Data Integration and Data Governance Structures That Support Consumer Education Websites

This webinar addressed concepts such as data privacy and security, collection and distribution, sharing and linking, and much more. Participants learned how their data can align with CCDF consumer education requirements, provide valuable information to families, enhance their state’s knowledge of important data practices, and help them take the next step in their “data journey.”

Ask Me Anything: Don’t Forget about School-Age Child Care in Your Consumer Education Website

This thirty-minute follow-up session answered questions that states and territories raised in the webinar. Participants submitted questions prior to the session, and the experts prepared responses.

Don’t Forget about School-Age Child Care in Your Consumer Education Website

This webinar explored data and resources around supporting school-age child care and examined how to leverage the state consumer education website. Participants learned about available resources, ways to collaborate with other systems to support school-age child care, and saw examples on how some states have utilized their consumer education websites to highlight school-age child care options.

Collaboration Between CCDF and TANF to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Working Families

Collaboration Between CCDF and TANF to Meet the Needs of Low-Income Working Families outlines why collaboration with TANF is important and the beginning steps in collaboration.

State Policies that Support Business Practices of Child Care Providers

This brief provides an overview of strategies that States and Territories can employ to promote and strengthen business practices and leadership in early childhood settings. This resource, which draws on state examples, is divided into four key sections: Licensing; Quality Rating and Improvement Systems; Professional Development; and Resources.

Supporting License-Exempt Family Child Care

This issue brief aims to assist CCDF Administrators and their partners in their work to support license-exempt family child care (FCC) homes. In addressing the unique needs of exempt FCC homes, States and Territories can better support the children in their care and their families. This brief is organized into two sections: the first provides an overview of terminology, characteristics, parental preferences, and child care assistance data, and the second provides examples of several state and national initiatives to support exempt FCC.