Daycare License Requirements for New Mexico

    Worker requirements

    Must be at least 18 years old

    Provider / Child Ratio

    Age Range Ratio For Center-based Care
    School age(1:15)
    Mixed age groupsame as above


    Age Range Ratio For Family Child Care
    All ages(1:6) and(2:7-12)[with no more than 2 children under the age of 2 years; includes provider’s children under the age of 6 years]


    New Mexico Deptartment of Children, Youth and Families
    Child Services Unit / Licensing
    1920 Fifth Street
    P.O. Drawer 5160
    Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
    Fax: 505-827-7946
    Hotline: 800-610-7610 ext. 77499
    Web site:


    Licensing Child care centers

    Regulations non licensed child care

    New Mexico Child Care Associations:

    New Mexico Child Care and Education Association – NMCCEA


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