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Pre-K & Child Development

Find out more information about Pre-K and Child Development in New Mexico.

New Mexico Pre-K

NM Pre-K is a voluntary program for four-year-olds.

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 a Title I School. To enroll your child, you will need to contact the school. To learn more about the PreK program, contact the Early Childhood Office at (505) 253-0320 ext. 67082.

A. Montoya 24 Public School Road (505) 281-0880
Alameda 412 Alameda Blvd NW (505) 898-0070
Armijo 1440 Gatewood Rd SW (505) 877-2920
Barcelona 2311 Barcelona Rd SW (505) 877-0400
Bel-Air 4725 Candelaria Rd NE (505) 888-4033
Bellehaven 8701 Princess Jeanne St NE (505) 298-7489
Cochiti 3100 San Isidro Rd NW (505) 345-1432
Emerson 620 Georgia St SE (505) 255-9091
Eugene Field 700 Edith Blvd NE (505) 764-2014
George I. Sanchez 4050 118th ST SW (505) 253-0300
Hawthorne 420 General Somervell St NE (505) 299-4424
Helen Cordero  8800 Eucariz NW (505) 833-5830
Janet Kahn 9717 Indian School Rd NE (505) 299-4483
Kit Carson 1921 Byron Ave SW (505) 877-2724
Lavaland 501 57th St NW (505) 836-4911
Los Padillas 2525 Los Padillas Rd SW (505) 877-0108
Los Ranchos 7609 4th Street NW (505) 898-0794
Mission Avenue 725 Mission Ave NE (505) 344-5269
Navajo 2936 Hughes Rd SW (505) 873-8512
Pajarito 2701 Don Felipe SW (505) 877-9718
Sierra Vista 10220 Paseo Del Norte NW (505) 898-0272
Valle Vista 1700 Mae Avenue SW (505) 836-4211
Ventana Ranch 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. 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 online:

  • Child Development Resources & Center Locations (CDC)
  • Early Head Start Locations
  • Preschool & NM Pre-Kindergarten Center Listing (PreK)
  • All Child and Family Development Center Locations
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. To enroll, contact YDI offices or the schools listed in the table below.

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

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.

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