New childcare, pre-K agency asking state for $400 million

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SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state’s new agency that oversees childcare and pre-k is asking the legislature for $400 million. A majority of the funds would go toward pre-k programs and bolstering compensation for pre-k teachers.

The state move created the department last year, moving it from under the umbrella of CYFD. However, many agencies have been asked to scale back their budgets because of a revenue shortfall during the pandemic.

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