NM Health Hotline: 1-855-600-3453
Rapid Response Central Intake Number: 1-833-866-3272
NMKids Resource and Referral: 1-800-691-9067

Small Business Resources

Links and Resources

Childcare FOCUS Verifications:

Notice of Change in FOCUS Verification Process:

FOCUS Verification is now open. Click here to read the announcement, and click here to read the general notice.
FOCUS Verification - At a Glance

Essential Businesses
Economic Development Department
  • The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has resources available for business owners and employers. Visit gonm.biz for more information.

Webinars and Meetings

ECECD Webinars
Listen to recorded calls with Child Care providers and the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD).
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New Mexico ECECD Presentation - September 1, 2020
NAEYC Webinar: Questions about COVID-19 in ECE Programs
Thursday, May 21, 2020 3:00–4:00 p.m. EDT
In collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics, join NAEYC for an informational webinar with Dr. Michele Cheung who will speak about COVID-19 in ECE programs and answer some of the most commonly asked questions by early childhood educators.
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New Mexico PBS Early Childhood Professionals Webinar
PREV - Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 1:00PM
Join NMPBS, Explora and the NM State Library for a 40 minute interactive webinar presentation for anyone who takes care of young children ages 2-5.
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Child Care Aware of America Webinar
PREV - Monday, April 13, 2020 at 3:00PM
Learn about the latest recommendations for child care providers who remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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NAEYC Webinar
PREV - Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 2:30PM
Join the NMAYC in their webinar on "Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options".
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Child Care Providers and Centers

Currently, Child Care providers and centers are listed as essential businesses and operations if they provide services to other essential personnel throughout the state. For more information, please read the list of essential businesses from the NM Department of Health. If you are a provider or center and you wish to make your status known as open or closed, please fill out our provider availbility survey (En Español).