COVID-19: Early Childhood Perspectives and Resources
Viewpoints on Child Care
COVID-19 Is threatening the child care industry. We must save it
Mark Shriver, Save the Children Action Network and Michelle Lujan Grisham, Governor of New Mexico make the case for assistance with and access to high quality childcare

Not considering childcare a public good has done us a disservice
Lauren Birchfield Kennedy and Katie Mayshak compare the childcare industry to other small businesses, noting that other small businesses may be more likely to survive

There's No Going Back: Child Care After COVID-19
NAEYC describes 6 concrete steps to build a more equitable childcare system following the COVID-19 pandemic -

How rethinking caregiving could play crucial role restarting economy
Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, makes the case that now is the time to think creatively about caregiving for young and old, rectifying past mistakes.

Governors lead way responding to child care needs amid coronavirus crisis

American Progress highlights New Mexico as one of the key states with innovative ideas for childcare in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NM Child Care Resources

List of available childcare providers in NM

New Mexico childcare wage incentive program
Child care professionals (full or part-time) who are currently working at registered or licensed child care facilities that have been serving health care professionals, first responders and other essential employees are eligible.

Childcare Stabilization and Recovery Grants
These grants are available to all NM CYFD licensed centers and homes to cover lost income resulting from closure, response and recovery operation costs (including enhanced cleaning and sanitation), and other expenses.

Vaccination Providers
From July 25-August 15th, participating providers in NM will vaccinate all children (regardless of insurance status) so they remain up to date with immunizations and ready for daycare or school settings. Click on the county in the map to find participating providers near you.

NM COVID-19 Relief Funds

AllTogether New Mexico
statewide fund for emergency relief

Native American Relief Fund

A fund to support tribal and pueblo communities in New Mexico

Con Alma Health Foundation
Funds to support New Mexican nonprofits addressing basic needs including: health care, food distribution, emergency housing and financial aid