CDV 1020 - 45 Hour Entry-Level Course

Early Learning and Preschool Centers

CNM offers a 45-hour Entry-Level Course for employment at early learning and preschool centers around New Mexico. This course assists entry-level early care, education and family support individuals to advance their understanding and practice in the seven competency areas as defined by the State of New Mexico*.

Courses are offered in a variety of formats including but not limited to traditional, online, fast-paced and self-paced.

Center directors interested in hosting an on-site training for their employees should contact the Workforce Training Center.

For more information please contact us.


Course Information

Course Offerings
Course Description



    College Credit Option

    Non-Credit Options

    Professional Development



      *This course is required by the state of New Mexico for all child care employees to complete within the first year of employment. This requirement can be substituted with completion of other related early childhood coursework at CNM.

      Completion certificate is awarded by the Office of Child Development (OCD)