Preschool & Child Development
NM PreK is a voluntary program for four year-olds.
Enrollment Requirements: A child must be four years of age prior to September 1 and live within the attendance zone of a Title I school. Contact the schools below or the Early Childhood Office to enroll.
A. Montoya Elementary
Adobe Acres Elementary
Eugene Field Elementary
Helen Cordero Primary School
Kit Carson Elementary
Los Padillas Elementary
Los Ranchos Elementary
Sierra Vista Elementary
Valle Vista Elementary
APS high schools (except for Cibola and La Cueva) provide a preschool lab. The lab is run by the parenting and teaching classes in the high school's family consumer science departments.
Students and APS employees at each school are given enrollment priority in the preschool lab. Remaining openings are available to the public.
How to enroll? Contact your nearest high school for availability.
These services are offered by joint efforts of the City and APS. Learn more about The Division of Child and Family Development Services.
This program offers services for children between the ages of 3 and 5 (prior to September 1) who have been identified as having a developmental delay or a disability. These services include individual therapy for speech and/or language as well as fine or gross motor delays.
Services are also available in 43 classrooms located in 35 schools.
The YDI Head Start program is designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low-income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional, educational, and physical needs.
How to enroll? Contact YDI offices or the schools below.
Mary Ann Binford
Title I Even Start Family Literacy programs are available at various APS elementary schools.
Even Start is a federally-funded family literacy program for eligible parents and their children.