October Regional Childcare News

October Regional Childcare News
Posted on 10/02/2023
October Regional Childcare News
October Regional Early Childhood News
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Do you love kids? Want to work at home? Do you already care for kids at home? Consider starting (or growing) a family childcare/home-based childcare business!

Get started! Grow a family/home-based childcare business!

THE (Training Home Educators) New Mexico Accelerator is a six-month, bilingual program for family and home-based childcare providers. This childcare business accelerator is a collaboration between Growing Up New Mexico, WESST, and Partnership for Community Action (PCA). Our team is ready to support you to expand quality childcare in New Mexico!

Through this process, participants receive specialized, practical training that includes access to experts, and individualized coaching. It’s all to support providing high-quality childcare and running a successful business. Incentives of $1,000 (or more) will be paid to graduates of the program.

To apply, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/628HP8T


Storytime with Severo

Made uniquely for New Mexico by New Mexicans, this You Tube channel has 90 videos of read aloud stories perfect for our children.  Play them anytime you need a break and want to engage your child the magic of stories.  Click HERE to choose your favorites.


Have you Met ALAX?

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) concluded season one of The Early Show with Alax, a playful, informative online series for New Mexico families with young children. The show achieved significant success promoting ECECD’s programs and services and providing caregiving tips in a fun, non-judgemental format. The show had strong engagement generating 5.6 million views to date and over 20,000 new subscribers on YouTube.  You can find all the episodes HERE.



The Project ECHO for Education team has launched a variety of FREE programs this fall to support early childhood professionals throughout New Mexico. Below find some of the flyers for programs.  Be sure to sign up at iEcho HERE and  If you have general questions  message their team at [email protected].

Family Engagement in Early Literacy NM ECHO Program (FEEL) 
Leadership Engagement And Development in Child Care NM ECHO Program (LEAD)
Reflective Practice in Early Care and Education NM ECHO Program (RefPrac)
Adobe Think Tank NM ECHO Program (ATT)
Early Numeracy ECHO in-person Kick Off Sessions (Early Childhood Numeracy virtual program coming soon!)
Early Childhood STEM NM ECHO Program (ECSTEM)


Join Us for Our Upcoming Early Childhood Education and Care Advisory Council 

At the heart of the Early Childhood Education and Care Advisory Council lies our mission: to nurture a unified, fair, and family-focused early childhood education and care system in New Mexico.

We invite you to be a part of this vital endeavor by joining us for our upcoming ECEC Advisory Council meeting.

• When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

• In-Person Location: 
Chamber of Commerce Council Chambers Building,
1000 McNutt Road
Sunland Park, NM 88063  

• Zoom: https://nmececdorg.zoom.us/j/83418210724


Early Childhood learning is one of the 10 Vital Sectors of the 100% New Mexico, an initiative of the Anna Age Eight Institute. Need a jumpstart on the road to understanding how the 100% New Mexico initiative will help all families? There is a variety of FREE easy to view short courses that can be just right for you. Access them HERE.


Professional Development offered by NMAEYC:

Thursday, October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday, October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$$ News

 One last chance to give input!

The Cost Model and YOU: Revenue Sources in the Real World   

Unlock the potential of your child care program by understanding the Early Childhood Education and Care Department's (ECECD) child care cost model. Discover how subsidy rates, determined by the cost of care, can be a game-changer for increasing your program's revenues.

• When: Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

• In-Person Location: 
Corbett Center Student Union:
Dona Ana Room 312
1600 International Mall
Las Cruces, NM 88003 

• Zoom: nmececdorg.zoom.us/j/87810240711



Registration is Free, please click  HERE
 Kathy Price - Regional Childcare Coordinator
Serving parents, providers, schools, businesses and communities in the following school districts:

Central, Farmington, Bloomfield, Aztec, Gallup, Grants, Zuni, Dulce, Chama Valley, Mesa Vista, Questa, Taos, Jemez Mountain, Jemez Valley, Española, Peñasco, Cuba, Los Alamos, Pojoaque,  Bernalillo, and  Rio Rancho.

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Regional Childcare Coordinator - NM-RECA & SW Regional Education Cooperative · 41 Road 5290 · Farmington, NM 87401-1581 · USA

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