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Early Childhood

Early Childhood provides professional development to enhance learning outcomes for young children in the areas of transition to kindergarten, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership to develop a collaborative partnership between the home, school, and community.

Contact Information

Physical Address:
912 Oak St. SE Building M Albuquerque, NM 87106 Map

Phone: (505) 253-0320
Fax: (505) 880-8286

Full staff listing

pre K

NM PreK is a voluntary program for four-year-olds.

A child must be four years of age prior to 12:00 AM of September 1 and live within the attendance zone of a Title I School. To enroll your child, you will need to contact the school. To learn more about the PreK program, please contact the Early Childhood Office, or at (505) 253-0320 ext. 67082

Early Childhood plays a key role in how public schools serve and support the needs of children birth to age eight. The focus has been to coordinate efforts with leaders across APS departments, the City, County, and State along with national experts to play a noteworthy role in developing a delivery system that is responsive to family needs and that is child-centered. The relationships, programs, and networks that have evolved to date through Early Childhood require a systems alignment and direction from the District that will continue to build on the strengths of these partnerships and lay a foundation for the future growth of early childhood programs and initiatives.

Our vision is to provide a continuum of developmentally appropriate instructional programs and services that support children in PreK-3rd that address the cultural and linguistic diversity of our families.

Our mission is to plan, develop, and implement early care and education (birth to age 8) programs through comprehensive services by developing a seamless system of services for sustainable improvement: infant, ages 3-5, PreK-3rd with emphasis on language, literacy, math, science, technology, and the arts.

Our work is to be a gateway to the community and a support system to schools in providing relevant and timely information related to child development and learning issues specific to the young child.

Essential Functions

    • Convene and facilitate monthly community early childhood collaborative meetings and action planning
    • Coordinate district-wide early childhood professional development and provide technical support for district initiatives
    • Communicate across district departments to ensure alignment with state and district initiatives
    • Manage NM PreK budget and compliance requirements
    • Provide technical support to schools to comply with the NM PreK contractual requirements
    • Communicate and report to PED regarding NM PreK program compliance issues
    • Represent District at state level on taskforces related to NM PreK and birth to age 8 issues
    • Respectfully engage families by recognizing and promoting the concept that the parent is the child's first teacher.
  • Support the District's efforts to communicate early childhood best practices, which address the needs of the whole child, by administering a variety of programs, including: Parent as Teachers, Born to Learn®, and the Nurtured Heart Approach, and by offering parents and schools guidance on best practice
  • Transitioning Children from home to School.

pre K

  • Physical Address:
    912 Oak St. SE Building M Albuquerque, NM 87106 Map
  • Main Phone: (505) 253-0320
  • Fax: (505) 880-8286

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Employee Contact Information
Mary Ellen Farrelly
Early Childhood Program Manager
Aida Homs-Rivera
Pre-K Coordinator
Vacant
Administrative Assistant
Char Teupell
Funding Technician
Laura Docterman
Pre-K Coach
Doris Anaya
Pre-K Coach
Anna Jordan
Pre-K Coach
News
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We're hiring 20 music and art teachers each year for the next five so that students will have both subjects every year in elementary school.
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The first group of employees honored by the APS Employee Recognition Program includes an activities director, leadership instructor, redirector and specialist.
Events
Jan 21
Board of Education Finance Committee Meeting - Jan 21, 2019
Jan 23
San Idelfonso Pueblo Feast Day
Jan 23
Board Members Attend Economic Forum - Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23
Board of Education District Equity and Inclusion Committee Meeting - Jan 23, 2019
Jan 23
NCAA Information Night — Del Norte HS
Jan 24
Board Members Attend 50th Annual NM Governor's Prayer Breakfast - Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24
Board Members Attend APS Native American Open Community Forum - Jan 24, 2019
Jan 24
APS Native American Open Community Forum