Early Childhood Multicultural Education


Early Childhood Multicultural Education is designed for you to become employable in the education system and provide advancement opportunities. Earn an Associate of Arts or certificate and pursue work as an Education and Childcare Administrator, and more.

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Program Information

edu-logo.jpgNew Mexico is a national leader in the professional development of early childhood educators with a career lattice that supports immediate entry into the profession starting with a 45-hour child care training course, to a state-wide articulated early childhood associate degree.

CNM offers an Early Childhood Multicultural Education Degree and a Child Development Certificate. This program is designed for you to become employable in the education system and provide advancement opportunities. The certificate and AA degree is designed if you are working, or would like to work, in the field of Early Childhood (PreK–3rd grade). 

Other program features:

  • Classes are in English/Spanish and we offer specialized bilingual advisement and support.
  • Classes are available during evenings and weekends.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available through the ECECD Scholarship and Wage Supplement Program.
  • The associate degree is fully transferable to any college or university in New Mexico with an early childhood bachelor’s degree.

Graduates are eligible to apply for a One Year Vocational Certificate and Child Development Certificate issued by the New Mexico Early Childhood Education & Care Department.

You are employed almost immediately upon graduation in various professions, from an educational system to a child care setting.

Mentor and Teacher Networking Opportunities

Related Information


Register for an Information Session

Regístrate a una Sesión Informativa de ECME aquí

Grow Your Own Teachers Scholarship

Teacher Preparation Affordability Scholarship

ECECD Scholarship and Wage Supplement Program


Early Childhood Fast Track

CNM now offers a fast-track program in Early Childhood Multicultural Education (ages 0-3).


Ve los cursos y programas que CNM ofrece para hispanoparlante.