November Regional Childcare News

November Regional Childcare News
Posted on 11/01/2023
November Regional Childcare News
November Regional Early Childhood News
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Helping Children Cope With Frightening News

What parents can do to aid scared kids in processing grief and fear in a healthy way. When tragedy strikes, it can be hard to deal with your own grief and distress while helping your children do the same. But there are things you can do to help kids handle scary news.


To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.  Down below are some timely activity suggestions. (and National Pajama Day is Nov 14!).


Everyone loses their temper from time to time — but the stakes are dizzyingly high when the focus of your fury is your own child. Clinical psychologist and renowned parenting whisperer Becky Kennedy is here to help. Not only does she have practical advice to help parents manage the guilt and shame of their not-so-great moments but she also models the types of conversations you can have to be a better parent. Here is a link to a 15 minute TED talk she gave and also one to her Instagram account.



New Provider Dashboard Features   

Child Care Assistance 

• Providers will now have direct access to the Contract Notice of Actions. This addition gives the provider access to view any Notice of Action issued to the provider regarding a change to a child care placement agreement. 

• We have updated the contact information on the Child Care Placement Agreements to support the new TEAMS process.  Updates include the phone number and the group distribution email addresses to better support ECECD’s response times.   Information that has been updated includes: [email protected][email protected] and 1-800-832-1321. 


• Providers are now able to print their current license from the dashboard. This will ensure providers have direct access to their license to post on the licensed premises in an area readily visible to parents, staff members, and visitors. 

For more information visit  Child Care Services.


Childcare Licensing Updates 

Childcare Licensing Renewal Late Fee: Late fees for license renewals are once again being enforced, in accordance with NMAC B. To ensure compliance, childcare providers must submit their renewal applications at least 30 days before the expiration of their current license. Any applications postmarked less than 30 days prior to the expiration date will be considered late. Please be aware that a $25 late fee must be submitted along with the renewal fee. 

View/Print Childcare License: We're excited to announce a new feature for licensed child care providers who have access to the provider dashboard. You can now easily view and print your childcare license directly from the dashboard. To do so, simply navigate to the "Certifications" menu item and click on "Childcare Certifications." On this page, you will find the "View/Print License" hyperlink to the right of any active certification you may hold. Click on the link to generate your childcare license for review and printing. 


ECECD Celebrates Native American Heritage Month November 1-30, 2023    

ECECD Assistant Secretary for Native American Early Education and Care, Cotillion Sneddy, wants all Native American children in New Mexico to have the opportunity to hear and learn their Native languages this November and into the future.  Recently Assistant Secretary Sneddy negotiated an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Pueblo of Jemez to provide $500,000.00 this year to continue language revitalization efforts.  Other Pueblos, Tribes, and Nations in New Mexico are also working on language revitalization with the youngest members of their communities and with adults. 

 Here are a few ideas for how to share the celebration with children: 

• Read children’s books by Native American authors 

• Learn what Native land you live on 

• Learn and play a game played by Native American Children throughout history like hand games or marbles. 

• Listen to Native American music 

• Watch a craft making session 

• Try a Native American recipe 

• Learn to say “hello” in a local Native language 


Professional Development offered by NMAEYC:



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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