New Mexico

What is the New Mexico Professional Development System?

The New Mexico Early Care and Professional Development System provides training and licensure requirements to early childhood workforce members in one central location. The New Mexico Professional Development System gives early learning providers, families, and community members access to trainings available online or face to face throughout the state of New Mexico.

The New Mexico Professional Development System approves trainings from qualified trainers. These trainings are designed to meet the seven New Mexico Core Content Competency Areas for Early Child Care. AIR Child Care Training Solutions offers trainings under the trainer Pam Oviatt.

New Mexico Childcare Training Tools

While there are many great tools available to childcare professionals, here’s one that we’ve found to be very useful.

The Trainer Registry Search allows members of the early childhood workforce to search for trainings based on the trainer. Participants can filter trainers by competency level, trainer type, language the trainer speaks, and even just type in the trainer’s name.

How many clock hours of training are needed?

According to New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department’s Policy and Procedures Regarding Training Approval for Child Care Licensing and Registration, all staff members working twenty hours or more per week, including the director will complete twenty-four (24) hours of professional development training annually. Restrictions exist for the number of hours that can come from online training. A maximum of 4 hours for registered family childcare providers, 6 hours for licensed family childcare homes, and 16 hours for center-based staff.