In New Mexico, 2,308 children under the age of three are enrolled in Early Head Start programs, while 18 percent of 4-year-olds are enrolled in a state-funded early learning program. Over recent years, this number has steadily increased. It will do so again in the upcoming fiscal year as Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and the state Legislature have both championed early childhood education. While New Mexico currently provides a half-day pre-K program, this year’s state budget also included funding for a pilot full-day pre-K program. The average annual cost of center-based infant care in the state is $7,360.