Early Childhood Multicultural Education

Early Childhood Fast Track

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

Scholarships Now Available:


Ve los cursos y programas que CNM ofrece para hispanoparlante.

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Early Childhood Multicultural Education Program

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New 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 degree. This program is designed to educate you to become employable in the education system and provide advancement opportunities. CNM offers an Early Childhood Multicultural Education Degree and a Child Development Certificate.

The certificate option is for teachers who are currently working in a classroom setting, and the degree is designed for you if you are working or would like to work in the field of early childhood (PreK–3rd grade). We offer classes in English and Spanish, on evenings and weekends, and have specialized Bilingual advisement and support. Financial aid and scholarships are available through the ECECD Scholarship and Wage Supplement Program. The degree option 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 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. CNM is a low-cost high-quality education option.

"The Child Development Certificate (CDC) coursework has helped me to see myself as a professional who makes a difference in my community. My knowledge of child development has changed the way that I see children and families, and I am confident about the difference I can make as an educator."

—CNM Early Childhood Student

Early Childhood Program Information Session Dates / Sesiones de Información

Sesiones en Español 

8 de octubre          4 p.m.     Virtual        Favor de registrarse aquí

11 de noviembre   1 p.m.       Virtual       Favor de registrarse aquí

14 de diciembre     4 p.m.       Virtual      Favor de registrarse aquí

English Sessions 

October 29             4 p.m.       Virtual       Please register here

December 2           1 p.m.        Virtual      Please register here


Mentor and Teacher Networking Opportunities