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New Mexico & Lillio Academy

Can I use Lillio Academy for PD hours in New Mexico?

Lillio Academy is not approval by the New Mexico Early Childhood and Care Department. Please check back in the future for updates.

Please Note: All Webinars and Lillio Basic Courses must NOT be submitted to your registry. They do not meet specific learning requirements for the state and will not be accepted if submitted.

You can still sign up for Lillio Academy to grow your knowledge and skills as an early educator, and connect with other educators on shared learning topics.

New Mexico Child Care Training Requirments:

In accordance with section, centers require a written plan for ongoing professional development for each educator, including the director, that is based on the seven areas of competency, consistent with the career lattice, and based on the individual’s goals. 

Each staff person working directly with children and more than 20 hours per week, including the director, is required to obtain at least 24 hours of training each year. For this purpose, a year begins and ends at the anniversary date of employment. 

Training must address all seven competency areas within two years:

  • Child growth, development, and learning

  • Health, safety, nutrition, and infection control

  • Family and community collaboration

  • Developmentally appropriate content

  • The learning environment and curriculum implementation

  • Assessment of children and programs

  • Professionalism

Click here to learn more about the courses Lillio Academy offers covering required training topics! 

Opening a facility or beginning work in the childcare field:

If you are interested in opening a child care program or working in the child care field, please contact your state licensing agency for your state's specific requirements, rules, and regulations. The New Mexico licensing website can be found here.

Last Updated: May 2024

Though Lillio attempts to maintain accurate and up-to-date information, educators are individually responsible for understanding the submission and approval process of all professional development and licensing work in their state.

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