New Mexico State Requirements

Qualifications: Teacher/Caregivers: Must be at least 18 years old.

Age Range Ratios for Center Based Care in New Mexico State
Infants (1:6)
Toddlers (1:6)
Preschool (1:12)
Schoolage (1:15)
Mixed age group same as above
Age Range Ratios for Family Child Care in New Mexico State
All ages (1:6) and

(2:7-12) with no more than 2 children under the age of 2 years; includes provider's children under the age of 6 years

Important Contact Information:
Child Care Licensing Agency
New Mexico Dept. of Children, Youth and Families
1920 Fifth Street
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Fax: (505) 827-7361
Hotline: (800) 610-7610 ext. 77499

Child Care Subsidy Agency
New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department
Child Care Services Bureau
P.E.R.A. Building, Room 121
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
Phone: (505) 476-0453
Toll Free: (800) 832-1321
Fax: (505) 827-7361

Head Start - State Collaboration Office
Department of Children, Youth and Families
PERA Building, Room 116 B
P.O. Drawer 5160
Sante Fe, NM, 87502-5160
Phone: (505) 827-8409
Fax: (505) 476-0490

Child Care Food Program Agency
New Mexico Department of Education
120 South Federal Place, Room 106
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501-2786
Phone: (505) 827-1821
Fax: (505) 827-1815

State Child Care Resource & Referral Contact
Center for Family & Community
University of New Mexico
Hokona Hall, Room 376
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: (505) 277-7900

Office of Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement Division
Department of Human Services
P.O.Box 25110
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Phone (505) 476-7207
Fax: (505) 476-7045

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