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Our Next Steps. Listening today. Growing Tomorrow.Our Next Steps. Listening today. Growing Tomorrow.

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New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department logoNew Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department logo
Our Next Steps. Listening today. Growing Tomorrow.Our Next Steps. Listening today. Growing Tomorrow.

Woman with a young boy looking in a mirror smiling as the boy combs his hair.
Grandparents sitting on the living room floor with two young grandchildren playing with building blocks.

Next steps for New Mexico’s next generation.

Next steps for New Mexico’s next generation.

We want to hear from you — the dedicated parents and caregivers of young children in New Mexico. You care for them, and we want to best care for you.

By taking the annual Early Childhood Family Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, you can guide our next steps as your Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Every family and community is different, and by offering your voice, you can help us understand how to make our programs better for you and for families to come.

We want to hear from you — the dedicated parents and caregivers of young children in New Mexico. You care for them, and we want to best care for you.

By taking the annual Early Childhood Family Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, you can guide our next steps as your Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Every family and community is different, and by offering your voice, you can help us understand how to make our programs better for you and for families to come.

Take the survey


Next steps for New Mexico’s next generation.

Next steps for New Mexico’s next generation.

We want to hear from you — the dedicated parents and caregivers of young children in New Mexico. You care for them, and we want to best care for you.

By taking the annual Early Childhood Family Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, you can guide our next steps as your Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Every family and community is different, and by offering your voice, you can help us understand how to make our programs better for you and for families to come.

We want to hear from you — the dedicated parents and caregivers of young children in New Mexico. You care for them, and we want to best care for you.

By taking the annual Early Childhood Family Engagement and Satisfaction Survey, you can guide our next steps as your Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Every family and community is different, and by offering your voice, you can help us understand how to make our programs better for you and for families to come.


Take the survey

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You care about , and so do we.

You care about , and so do we.

You care about , and so do we.

You care about , and so do we.

As New Mexico’s new early childhood department — formed in 2020 as one of the first in the nation — we’re growing with you. If you take care of young ones ages 0–5, we need your help understanding what early childhood programs you use, what works well about them, and what improvements could be made to make them better for you and your family.
As New Mexico’s new early childhood department — formed in 2020 as one of the first in the nation — we’re growing with you. If you take care of young ones ages 0–5, we need your help understanding what early childhood programs you use, what works well about them, and what improvements could be made to make them better for you and your family.

Your feedback will inform childhood programs and resources that address:

  • Language accessibility, culturally diverse materials, and financial support

  • Program availability in communities

  • Access to programs for children with developmental delays and/or disabilities

  • Overall awareness of programs
Language accessibility, culturally diverse materials, and financial support
Program availability in communities
Access to programs for children with developmental delays and/or disabilities
Overall awareness of programs
Young children sitting at a kitchen or dining room table. One is smiling and whispering something into the other child’s ear.

What is this survey for?

What is this survey for?

What is this survey for?

Together, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and Project ECHO are working to understand the needs of New Mexico’s families by listening directly to parents and caregivers themselves. From these learnings, your early childhood department can make adjustments and grow to better serve you and the young ones you care for.
Together, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and Project ECHO are working to understand the needs of New Mexico’s families by listening directly to parents and caregivers themselves. From these learnings, your early childhood department can make adjustments and grow to better serve you and the young ones you care for.

Young children sitting at a kitchen or dining room table. One is smiling and whispering something into the other child’s ear.

What is this survey for?

What is this survey for?

What is this survey for?

Together, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and Project ECHO are working to understand the needs of New Mexico’s families by listening directly to parents and caregivers themselves. From these learnings, your early childhood department can make adjustments and grow to better serve you and the young ones you care for.
Together, the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) and Project ECHO are working to understand the needs of New Mexico’s families by listening directly to parents and caregivers themselves. From these learnings, your early childhood department can make adjustments and grow to better serve you and the young ones you care for.

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ECECD’s mission is to support families and young children, promoting the health, development, education, and well-being of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers through family-driven, equitable, community-based programs and services.
ECECD’s mission is to support families and young children, promoting the health, development, education, and well-being of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers through family-driven, equitable, community-based programs and services.
Project ECHO logo
Project ECHO, a part of the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, works to uplift best practices and expert knowledge in health, education, and civics for communities, especially underserved communities.
Project ECHO, a part of the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, works to uplift best practices and expert knowledge in health, education, and civics for communities, especially underserved communities.
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What did we learn from last year’s survey?

2023 was the second year of the annual Early Childhood Family Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. From listening to parents and caregivers across the state, we learned that:
Dad cradling an infant in his lap in a living room or nursery.

What did we learn from last year’s survey?

2022 was the first year of the annual Early Childhood Family Engagement and Satisfaction Survey. From listening to parents and caregivers across the state, we learned that:

Partner Resources

We’re working to reach families all across New Mexico, and every community is different. If you’re a partner who can help encourage parents and caregivers to take the survey in your local area, we’ve created an Outreach Toolkit for you!

All types of organizations are welcome and encourage to help with outreach. Some example partners and organizations are:

  • Childcare Centers & Schools
  • Nonprofits
  • Libraries
  • Hospitals and Birthing Centers
  • Churches

We’re working to reach families all across New Mexico, and every community is different. If you’re a partner who can help encourage parents and caregivers to take the survey in your local area, we’ve created an Outreach Toolkit for you!

All types of organizations are welcome and encourage to help with outreach. Some example partners and organizations are:

  • Childcare Centers & Schools
  • Nonprofits
  • Libraries
  • Hospitals and Birthing Centers
  • Churches
Get the outreach toolkit

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