Focusing on Young Childrens' Learning & Supporting Families

The first five years form a foundation for success in school, college, career, and life!

The Early Learning New Mexico website promotes quality early learning experiences for children prenatal to age five, so that kids are ready to thrive when they get to Kindergarten. Early Learning New Mexico also has resources for parents to support their child’s early development.

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FOCUS on Young Children's Learning

FOCUS is New Mexico‚Äôs Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement System (TQRIS). It offers a framework for quality improvement in early care and education programs. FOCUS provides criteria that defines what high quality programs can do to support children and their families. FOCUS also provides programs with consultants to help them understand and meet the quality criteria. Child Trends has been contracted to conduct an evaluation of FOCUS that will inform continuous improvement of the system.Read More »


FOCUS on Young Children's Learning