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New Mexico Pre-K

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

Enrollment Requirements:

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.


A. Montoya Elementary
24 Public School Road
(505) 281-0880

Alameda Elementary
Alameda Blvd NW
(505) 898-0070

Armijo Elementary
1440 Gatewood Rd SW
(505) 877-2920

Barcelona Elementary
2311 Barcelona Rd SW
(505) 877-0400

Bel-Air Elementary
4725 Candelaria Rd NE
(505) 888-4033

Bellehaven Elementary
8701 Princess Jeanne St NE
(505) 298-7489

Cochiti Elementary
3100 San Isidro Rd NW
(505) 345-1432

Emerson Elementary
620 Georgia St SE
(505) 255-9091

Eubank Elementary
9717 Indian School Rd NE
(505) 299-4483

Eugene Field Elementary
700 Edith Blvd NE
(505) 764-2014

George I. Sanchez Community School
4050 118th ST SW
(505) 253-0300

Hawthorne Elementary
420 General Somervell St NE
(505) 299-4424

Helen Cordero Primary School
8800 Eucariz NW
(505) 833-5830

Kit Carson Elementary
1921 Byron Ave SW
(505) 877-2724

Lavaland Elementary
501 57th St NW
(505) 836-4911

Los Padillas Elementary
2525 Los Padillas Rd SW
(505) 877-0108

Los Ranchos Elementary
7609 4th Street NW
(505) 898-0794

Mission Avenue Elementary
725 Mission Ave NE
(505) 344-5269

Navajo Elementary
2936 Hughes Rd SW
(505) 873-8512

Pajarito Elementary
2701 Don Felipe SW
(505) 877-9718

Sierra Vista Elementary
10220 Paseo Del Norte NW
(505) 898-0272

Valle Vista Elementary
1700 Mae Avenue SW
(505) 836-4211

Ventana Ranch Elementary
6801 Ventana Village Rd
(505) 890-7375

High School Preschool Labs

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.

City of Albuquerque Child Development Centers

These services are offered by joint efforts of the City and APS. Learn more about The Division of Child and Family Development Services.

For more information, call (505) 224-8600 ext. 22906

Developmental Preschool Program

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.

Head Start (Youth Development, Inc.)

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.

3530 Gibson SE
Contact: (505) 255-2085

Mary Ann Binford
1400 Corriz SW
Contact: (505) 836-0276

Pedro Baca
1700 Centro Familiar SW
Contact: (505) 452-2214

La Promesa
5201 Central NW
Contact: (505) 268-3274

Reginald Chavez
2700 Mountain Rd
Contact: (505) 244-0330

South Valley
5816 Isleta Blvd SW
Contact: (505) 873-0905

Title I Office

Contact the Title I Office for more information about this program.

Even Start Family Literacy

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.

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