Early Childhood Multicultural Education

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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). 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 Office of Child Development. 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.

Benefits of the Program

  • Classes in English and Spanish
  • Bilingual student support and specialized advisement
  • Evening and weekend classes that fit your schedule
  • Financial aid and scholarships (CYFD)
  • Potential for a higher paying career

"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 Sessions Date / Sesiones de Información

Contact the Early Childhood Specialist at (505) 224-3605 or for dates and locations.

New Student Orientation - English            


Orientación para Nuevos Estudiantes - Spanish

Marzo 4                            4:30-6pm             Main Campus - Edificio EC, Salón 311
Abril 18                             9-11am                Main Campus - Edificio EC, Salón 311

Mentor and Teacher Networking Opportunities