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Inclusion in Childcare

Early Childhood Classes & Training Calendar

The New Mexico Training & Technical Assistance Programs
(TTAPs) will be supporting the New Mexico FOCUS quality improvement initiative by offering trainings in our community that are OPEN TO EVERYONE!

  • Below you will find descriptions for many of the Cariño trainings offered this quarter
  • All parts of a series must be completed in order to receive a certificate
  • Some trainings series must be taken in order such as the FOCUS Intentional Teaching Series
  • Cariño also offers Early Childhood Trainings for Parents/Families as well as for Family Child Care Home Providers

Training Calendar

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6 Hour Certificate – Competencies: 3-2hrs, 4-1hr, 5-1hr, 7-2hrs
(You MUST attend all parts in a training series to receive a certificate)

This course is designed as an introduction to special services and inclusion resources available to support early childhood professionals so that every child is included in early childhood programs. Ideas for building family partnerships and information about service providers will be highlighted. A review of related laws is also included in the course. All child care educators working in 3-STAR and 4-STAR licensed child care centers and family child care homes are required to complete this course, or its equivalent (Full Participation of Each Child), within the first six months of employment. All child care educators working in 5-STAR licensed child care centers and family child care homes are required to complete BOTH Full Participation of Each Child and 6 hour course.

Albuquerque

DatesTimeLocationRoom
July 22 9:00am-4:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
July 22 | North Building Room B
August 2, 9, 16 6:30pm-8:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
August 2 | North Building Room B
August 9 | North Building Room 123
August 16 | North Building Room B
August 3, 10, 17
SPANISH
6:30pm-8:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
August 3,10,17 | North Building Room 123

Las Cruces

DateTimeLocationRoom
August 4, 11 6:00pm-9:00pm Community Action Agency
3880 Foothills Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
August 4, 11 | Suite A
4 Hour Certificate – Competencies: 1-1hr, 5-3hrs
(You MUST attend all parts in a training series to receive a certificate)

The book Powerful Interactions, written by A. Dombro, J. Jablon, & C. Stetson, provides the foundation for this 4-hour training about practical and influential ways to interact with young children. Join us as we explore a number of practical insights and strategies that can help to increase our effectiveness as educators of young children.

Albuquerque

DatesTimeLocationRoom
July 27, August 3
SPANISH
6:30pm-8:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
North Building Room B
July 29 12:00pm-4:00pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
South Building Room 218
August 2, 9 6:30pm-8:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
North Building Room B
6 Hour Certificate – Competencies: 3-2.5hrs, 4-1.5hrs, 7-2hrs
(You MUST attend all parts in a training series to receive a certificate)

This training provides you with insights, tools, and strategies to promote engagement in play, learning, and development for each young child. The training emphasizes evidence-based practices for supporting children who are culturally and linguistically diverse, and strategies for overcoming biases to build trusting and collaborative partnerships with families.

All child care educators working in 3-STAR and 4-STAR licensed child care centers and family child care homes are required to complete this course, or Quality Early Childhood Programs for All (6 hour) within the first six months of employment. All Child care educators working in 5-STAR licensed care centers and family child care homes are required to complete BOTH Full Participation of Each Child and 6 hour course.

Albuquerque

DatesTimeLocationRoom
July 22 9:00am-4:00pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
North Building Room C
July 29 9:00am-4:00pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
South Building Room 222
August 8, 15, 22 6:30pm-8:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
August 8, 22 | North Building Room 123
August 15 | North Building Room B
August 10, 17, 24
SPANISH
6:30pm-8:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
North Building Room C

Las Cruces

DateTimeLocationRoom
July 29 9:00am-3:30pm Community Action Agency
3880 Foothills Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
Suite A
45 Hour Certificate – Competencies: 1-2.5hrs, 2-7.5hrs, 3-7.5hrs, 4-10hrs, 5-5hrs, 6-2.5hrs, 7-10hrs
(You MUST attend all parts in a training series to receive a certificate)

The 45-Hour Entry Level Course is a basic course created to introduce participants to New Mexico’s seven (7) core competency areas at the awareness level.

All child care providers working in licensed child care centers and family child care homes are required to complete this course, or its equivalent, with the first six months of employment

*The course is free but there is a cost for your participant book

Albuquerque

DatesTimeLocationRoom
August 12, 19, 26, September 9, 16 9:00am-4:30pm UNM Continuing Education
1634 University Blvd.
Albuquerque, NM 87131
August 12,19,26 | North Building Room C
September 9,16 | North Building Room 123

Las Cruces

DateTimeLocationRoom
August 5,12,18,19,25,26 August 5,12,19,26 | 8:30am-4:00pm
August 18,25 | 6:00pm-8:30pm
Community Action Agency
3880 Foothills Rd.
Las Cruces, NM
Suite A

Other Cariño EC TTAP Learning Opportunities

45 Hour Early Childhood Entry Level Course

Call for January-March 45 HOUR Schedule.
$40 Money order or company check required to register (No Cash).
Must register with Cariño (505) 277-1371.

REGISTERED and LICENSED FAMILY CHILD CARE HOME PROVIDERS—NEW!!!

Cariño is now offering trainings specifically for Family Child Care Home Providers on a variety of Early Childhood Topics. Please call 277-2510 for more information and/or to register.

PARENT/FAMILY TRAININGS—NEW!!!

Cariño is now offering trainings specifically for Parents/Families on a variety of Early Childhood Topics. Please call 277-0593 for more information and/or to register. If you are a community agency, school, or other organization who works with parents we can also come to your site to provide training!

Cariño Early Childhood TTAP Electronic Newsletter Requests

Would you prefer to receive the Cariño newsletter via email? If yes, please send your request to mkaspari@unm.edu. Indicate in the subject line “Electronic Newsletter Request” and you will be added to our email distribution list.


Other Community Learning Opportunities

CNM Workforce 45 Hour Courses & Early Childhood Credit Courses

Please call Alicia West at (505) 224-5200 for 45-Hour course info or
CNM Registration at (505) 224-3214 for courses offered.

UNM Continuing Education Early Childhood Services Center ONLINE EC COURSES—NEW!!!

The UNM ECSC is now offering online trainings for the Orientation to Intentional Teaching training series. For more information please contact
Heather Christopher at 250-6923 or hchristo@unm.edu.


  1. Please sign up by phone (277-1371) before the training so we will be expecting you and have a chair reserved. 
  2. Please leave a DETAILED voicemail message with your name, child care program name and day time phone number and your call will be returned in the order it was received. Cariño’s registration system ensures that  spaces are filled on a first come first served basis.
  3. You will receive registration confirmation via phone with training details, location, etc.
  4. Please note that you May no longer call to pre-register for other participants. Each individual must pre-register herself/himself.
  5. You May sign up for more than 1 training at a time (maximum 3 per month), but PLEASE show up if you sign up.  If you “no show” without cancellation ahead of time, you May automatically lose any future reservations you May have had.
  6. Each child care center is respectfully asked to not sign up more than three participants per training, so as to allow more centers and family child care home providers to participate. 
  7. Certificates are issued at the end of each training and will not be issued early under any circumstances. 
  8. Plan to arrive on time. Only a short “grace period” of 5 minutes is allowed, after which latecomers will not be admitted.
  9. No children are allowed; this is because we as early childhood professionals, believe that this is not an appropriate setting for children and we are not able to accommodate them with toys or room to play.  In addition, children can be a distraction to the presenter as well as to other training participants.
  10. Any disruptive or inappropriate behavior will NOT be tolerated and at the discretion of the trainer you May be asked to leave
  11. Cell phone calls are not permitted during the training.  Please turn your cell phone to silent or off.
  12. Trainings with (5) Pre-Registered Participants or lessMay be cancelled.
  13. Inclement Weather/Training Cancellation Line 277-1371 Evenings & Saturdays.
  14. No food or drink is allowed in the Cariño EC TTAP classroom so please plan accordingly.