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Early Childhood Education and Care Department Secretary Presents FY23 Budget Request to Legislative Finance Committee

Proposed budget seeks to expand access to programs and services, increase quality supports, and strengthen partnerships across New Mexico

SANTA FE — Today, the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) presented a budget request for approximately $201.7 million from general funds and Early Childhood Trust funds for Fiscal Year 2023 during testimony before the Legislative Finance Committee. The FY23 budget will continue advancing ECECD’s efforts to build a world class prenatal to age five system of programs and services by investing in the agency’s key strategic priorities to grow investments, advance a diverse, well-compensated, and credentialed workforce; increase quality and access; achieve equity; and enhance authentic collaboration.

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