Family Infant Toddler Program

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The Family Infant Toddler (FIT) program provides a statewide system of early intervention in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C. The FIT Program provides early intervention services to over 14,000 children age birth to three who have or who are at risk for developmental delay, and their families.

Photo of a family which participates in our program.Early intervention services are provided through a network of early intervention provider agencies across New Mexico. Please see the FIT Providers List for a current index of provider agencies. These agencies are funded through a combination of state and federal funds, including Medicaid, IDEA Part C grant, and private health insurance.

Our website is divided into separate sections for Families and Providers. You may also visit our Referrals page to learn how to make a referral to the FIT program. Please also visit the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) and Family Infant Toddler Training pages to find out more.

Vision, Core Beliefs and Key Principles

All families of infants and toddlers with or at risk for a developmental delay receive quality early intervention supports and services that are:

  • Accessible — to all groups and communities throughout New Mexico;
  • Respectful — of individual and family choices, priorities and cultural diversity; and
  • Family-centered — by working in partnership with families within their everyday routines, activities & places.

Please see the FIT Key Principles for Providing Early Intervention publication to learn more.

Program Overview

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Read these for an overview of the FIT program.

Essential Information

These requirements, regulations, acts, standards and councils are integral to this program.

Annual Part C Application

Each year the New Mexico Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program submits a grant application to the US Department of Education for funds under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA Part C). Please see the NMFIT IDEA Annual Grant Application (FY18) which will be available from March 5, 2018 - May 4, 2018. Public comments can be submitted to Jeanne Du Rivage or by fax at 1-866-829-8838 by 5:00 p.m. on Monday April 09, 2018.


Public Awareness Materials

The FIT Program makes available a variety of public information materials, including brochures, developmental wheels, Z-cards, posters etc. Please use the FIT Awareness Materials Order Form to request materials.