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Pre-K & Child Development

Pre-K is a voluntary program for four-year-olds. Learn about pre-k enrollment requirements, programs provided by APS and the City of Albuquerque, developmental preschool classrooms, and Head Start.


To learn more about Pre-K and Child Development at APS, call the Early Childhood Office by phone at (505) 253-0320 ext. 67082.

APS Pre-K Enrollment Requirements

A child must be four years of age prior to 12:00 a.m. as of September 1 and live within the attendance zone of the District of Albuquerque Public Schools. Pre-K is a voluntary program for four-year-olds.

Enroll through ParentVUE

All Pre-K registration is through APS ParentVUE.

Need help getting started or resetting your password? Read about ParentVUE/StudentVUE

City of Albuquerque Child and Family Development

These services are offered by joint efforts of the City and APS.

Learn more about The Division of Child and Family Development Services online:

  • Child Development Resources & Center Locations (CDC)
  • Early Head Start Locations
  • Preschool & CYFD PreK
  • All Child and Family Development Center Locations

APS Developmental Preschool Classrooms

This program offers services for children between the ages of 3 and 5 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 59 classrooms located in 14 schools.

Learn more at Special Education Services for Preschool Students.

For more information, contact the Special Education Department by phone at (505) 855-9903.

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. To enroll, contact YDI offices or the schools listed in the table below.

School YDI Head Start Programs
Kirtland 3530 Gibson SE (505) 255-2085
Mary Ann Binford 1400 Corriz SW (505) 836-0276
Pedro Baca 1700 Centro Familiar SW (505) 452-2214
La Promesa 5201 Central NW (505) 268-3274
Reginald Chavez 2700 Mountain Rd (505) 244-0330
South Valley 5816 Isleta Blvd SW (505) 873-0905