Childcare Provider Information


Guidelines, Information and Strategies for Reopening:

State of New Mexico: All Together New Mexico: Covid-Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers

New Mexico Governor's Guidance for Summer Youth Programs

CDC/NMPED Guidelines for Reopening Schools: New Mexico Healthy Schools Project COVID-19 Supplemental Guidance 

American Camp Association: Camp Operations Guide for Summer 2020 (still in effect for Summer 2021) 

Learning Policy Institute: Reopening Schools in the Context of Covid-19: Health and Safety Guidelines from Other Countries

Childcare Provider Information:

Health and Safety Guidance for New Mexico Child Care Centers and Early Childhood Professionals - Click HERE for the latest guidance to child care providers from NM CYFD and DOH.

How to become an emergency childcare provider:  Information HERE about how to become an emergency childcare provider. 

Guidance for Childcare Programs that Remain Open: Click HERE for more information and resources from the CDC.

National Summer Learning Association (NSLA): Key questions for stakeholders to consider in planning for summer and continuous learning. HERE

Childcare Provider Availability Survey: If you are a childcare provider, please take this online survey to update your availability information with CYFD.

NMOST OST/Childcare Survey: NMOST wants to understand the situation facing OST/Daycare programs and organizations during the outbreak. Will will be compiling information, stories, questions, needs and concerns to report back to policy makers and state agencies.  Complete the survey here.

Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased Prevention:

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations: 

Childcare Provider Supply Request: Starting Monday child care programs can complete a webform at detailing the food and cleaning supplies the programs need to serve children and families. The governor’s office, along with various partners, is coordinating food and supply deliveries across the state. Programs asking about supply needs can also email at to inform the Early Childhood Education and Care Department. Child care centers can also call 833-551-0518 if professional cleaning support is needed.  There are also two Facebook pages for different regions in use. Vendors and providers are both posting to these sites. They are NM Child Care Resources Central Region and Childcare Resources SW Region. In most cases, supply requests can be filled within 2-48 hours. If needed supplies are not available, information on alternative sources can also be provided.

Request for Sharing of Excess Supplies: If any sites have excess stock of cleaning supplies, food, and/or especially baby formulaplease share by contacting Terri Tapia and/or Brenda Kofahl.

Daily Call-in for Childcare Providers: Early Childhood Education and Care Department Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky will host daily calls with childcare providers starting Monday for daily technical assistance and support. Providers can also call the resource and referral line at 800-691-9067 or email Frequent updates will be provided on

CYFD also has information here: "New Mexico Expands Child Care Eligibility, Guarantees Payments for Child Care Providers During Public Health Emergency."

Afterschool Alliance FAQ page with Considerations for the Afterschool Field.

Partnership for Community Action resource listing, including information for childcare providers in English & Spanish

Small Business and Non-profit Financial Support Information:

Resource listing provided by Senator Martin Heinrich's office

New Mexico Small Business Development Center:  Click here to visit their resource page  NOTE: NMSBDC is offering 1:1 counseling to small business owners, as well as weekly training sessions. Go to their web site and click either Covid-19 Counseling or Covid-19 Training

Small Business Owner's Guide to the CARES Act:  Click here for a downloadable PDF of the guidelines on how to engage with funding for small business in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by congress.

CARES Act Summary and Links (provided by Senator Martin Heinrich's Staff): Click here to see a downloadable version of the summary document

New Mexico Economic Development Department:  Click here to visit the state-level resource page  This is the recommended starting point for information about the following and more...

  • New Mexico Department of Workfoce Solutions for advice on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) guidelines. The guidance provides answers to employers’ top questions to determining coverage, obtaining exemptions, part-time employees and how employer calculates wages an employee is entitled to under FFCRA.   Additional info for employers and workers affected by COVID-19
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans for small business owners, non-profits, homeowners and renters. (Announced Monday 3/30): 
    • Those eligible in the U-S and Washington D.C. territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
    • The loan provides working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome to temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
    • Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application
    • Loan advance will not have to be repaid
    • Additional help offered to veterans through the Veterans Business Outreach Center. Call (505) 383-2401 or email Rich Coffel at
  • NM Economic Development launches “Buy for Tomorrow” website
    • Website offers sales to help NM business owners
    • Site offers direct access to individual websites where you can purchase products or services now, by delivery or take-out or when the business re-opens.
    • Businesses can also register on the site

City of Albuquerque Business and Organization Resources:  Click here to visit the city's resource page.

Afterschool Alliance: How federal legislation can help non-profits support employees during the COVID emergency

Information to provide to employees regarding unemployment from the Department of Workforce Solutions:

  • Benefits will be available for 13 weeks
  • People can estimate compensation before they apply on the website using a built-in income calculator
  • Amount depends on what the person was making prior to loss of employment
  • Additional $600 will be provided on top of their regular benefits

Questions and claims for unemployment benefits may be made through Workforce Solutions.  Call 1-877-664-6984 or go to  

  • Due to an overwhelming call volume: Operations Center has a new calling system to help alleviate the bottleneck of calls.
  • If your social security number ends in 0 to 3, call Monday
  • 4 to 6 call Tuesday
  • 7 to 9 call Wednesday
  • If you miss your day, you call Thursday or Friday
  • All claims are effective on Sunday of the week they are filled


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