Early Learning programs in New Mexico serve young children from birth to age five and their families. Home visiting and Early Head Start services can also start prenatally to make sure that parents receive good prenatal care and are ready to support their newborn.

Early learning services provide a range of learning experiences for infants, toddlers and preschoolers to make sure that develop and learn and are ready for school when they enter Kindergarten. Children with developmental delays and disabilities are supported through the Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program and Early Childhood Special Education, at home or in their classroom setting. Early learning services also help parents know how they can best support their child’s development as with daily learning opportunities.

Early learning services in New Mexico are administered by the Public Education Department, Children, Youth & Families Department and the Department of Health and utilize a range of state and Federal funding sources.