FOCUS Essential Elements of Quality

Through funding from the New Mexico Public Education Department, the Early Childhood Learning Network (ECLN) supports the implementation of the FOCUS: Essential Elements of Quality for all New Mexico Public School Preschool Programs. This Quality Rating and Improvement System will be utilized by all public school preschools (PreK, Special Education 619, and Title I) to evaluate the quality of educational services provided to young children ages 3-5 and their families.

ECLN’s support of the PED’s FOCUS include:

  • Training, technical assistance, and onsite coaching to public school preschools, assisting in the implementation of the FOCUS criteria.
  • The development of verification and monitoring tools and processes.

PED FOCUS Newsletter


Terri Tapia
Education and Outreach Manager
(505) 249-1133

Janet Alvarado
Education & Development Manager
(505) 269-7720

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