BabyNet - Birth to 3

What is Babynet?Father and his baby playing on a picnic blanket

BabyNet is New Mexico’s system for information and referral to early intervention agencies statewide for children. Call 505-272-8549 or 1-800-552-8195 today to be connected to an Information Specialist. 

What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention services include a range of targeted services to help young children who are not meeting their developmental milestones or have special developmental needs. Different types of specialists work with the young children and their families. Providing services early helps children catch up and increases their chances for success in school and life overall.

Recognize a developmental delay, Refer a child 0-3 to the FIT program, Refer a child 3-5 to a Child FInd Program

What is the Family Infant Toddler Program (FIT) Program?

The FIT Program is a New Mexico program that provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers, age’s birth to three, who have a developmental delay or who may be at risk for developmental delays.

Anyone who has a concern about a child’s development may make a referral. This includes parents, guardians, foster parents and family members, pediatricians, other physicians, social workers, nurses, childcare providers, or others who have contact with the child.

Tip sheet about the FIT program.

What if the child is over 3 years of age?

Recognize a developmental delay, refer a child 0-3 to the FIT program, Refer a child 3-5 to Child Find Program

If a child is 3 or older, and the child has a suspected disability, or developmental delay, the child can be referred to the Child Find Program. The Child Find program primarily evaluates students ages 2 ½ to 5 years old.

Children may be referred by parents, medical personnel, social workers, school employees or others with whom they have direct contact. School districts are responsible for evaluating any student that lives in their district and is suspected of having a disability, whether or not they are attending a school program within their district.

Tip sheet about the Child Find sites that evaluate children.

Early Childhood Resources

Recognize a developmental delay, Refer a child 0-3 o the FIT Program. Refer a child to  a child find program

FIT Provider List - A list of the early intervention agencies around the state who contract with the NM Family Infant Toddler program to provide free services to children who have delays, or are at risk for delays.

New Mexico Kids - The New Mexico Kids Early Childhood Services Center offers a variety of services and resources for both educators and families in the State of New Mexico. Whether searching for quality childcare or looking for professional development for early childhood educators, you will find information below that links you to the information or services you may need.

Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN) Program - ECLN offers training to Early Intervention Providers, service coordinators, teachers, home visitors and preschool personnel around New Mexico.

Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP) - provides evaluations for children ages birth to three living in New Mexico. ECEP addresses concerns regarding developmental delay, complex medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, behavioral/regulatory issues, and other specialized evaluation questions for very young children.

Parents Reaching Out – A non-profit organization that works with parents, caregivers, educators and other professionals to promote a healthy, positive, caring experience for families and children with special healthcare needs.