- A statewide birth-to-five needs assessment and data-gathering process through public forums with parents and other stakeholders in order to qualitatively determine community needs.
- Development of statewide birth-to-five strategic plan, a three-year road map toward a higher-quality early learning environment.
- A statewide early learning media campaign to maximize parents’ understanding of resources and learning services available in their communities.
- Workforce training activities and professional development for childcare providers, early interventionists and others.
- An online family engagement tool that will also allow early childhood programs to self-evaluate.
The early learning system in New Mexico includes both home-based and classroom-based services that promote the healthy development of young children prenatal to age 5 and that provide critical child care for working parents and parents who are pursuing their own education. Early learning services are provided through a mixed delivery system that includes both public schools and local community agencies.