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New Mexico "Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge" (RTT/ELC) Initiative

Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (ELC) is a major federal funding initiative seeking to support states in developing high quality early childhood education systems, especially targeted to children with high needs. The program supports states in their efforts to align, coordinate, and improve the quality of existing early learning and development programs across the multiple funding streams that support children from their birth through age five. Through the ELC, states focus on foundational elements of a state system: creating high quality, accountable early learning programs through Quality Rating and Improvement Systems; supporting improved child development outcomes through health, family engagement and vigorous use of early learning state standards and assessments; strengthening the early childhood workforce; and measuring progress.

For more information on New Mexico's Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge program, visit the Early Learning New Mexico website.

For information on New Mexico child care resources, licensing, and provider training, visit the Children, Youth and Families Department New Mexico Kids website.

New Mexico Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge Measures

NEW! School Disctrict Maps page. Maps for 83 demographic characteristics by school district.

Early Learning Indicator reports: The links, below, will take you to the NM-IBIS indicator report or query result for each topic.
The content presented on this web page were developed under a grant from the Department of Education (CFDA Number: 84.412). However, this content does not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The New Mexico Race to the Top, Early Learning Challenge project is a collaborative effort of the New Mexico State Children, Youth and Families Department, Department of Health and Public Education Department.

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