New Mexico Pre-K
WHAT IS EARLY NM PRE-K & NM PRE-K?
We provide the Early NM Pre-K program at two of our locations, and provide the NM Pre-K program at all four of our locations.
The Early NM Pre-K Program & NM Pre-K program is a state funded program that provides early childcare programs the ability to serve children who may not have access to a preschool environment.
These two programs are at no cost to families. Although we have the NM Pre-K programs and our in-house programs, our programs are taught in a manner that ensures that equal educational opportunities, activities and curriculums are being provided to all the children we serve regardless of program they are specified in.
WHY ARE THESE PROGRAMS A GOOD IDEA?
The reason behind this program is to promote child readiness for kindergarten in a fun and enriching way and provide the necessary benefits preschool has to offer through play for child development.
WHEN IS THIS PROGRAM?
The program generally begins in August of the current year thru May the following year. The program hours for this program may vary from center to center.
ARE THERE ANY REQUIREMENTS?
Yes there are. Your child must be 3 years old before Sept. 1 of the current year to qualify for the Early NM Pre-K program or your child must be 4 years old before Sept. 1 of the current year to qualify for the NM Pre-K program.
It is also a requirement that our priority of recruiting must be children that are not currently attending our program. This is to serve children who may not have the opportunity to attend a learning environment, if not given such an opportunity. The spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. If spots are not available, we can place your child on our waiting list and when spots become available we will contact you to enroll your child.
HOW DO I GET MY CHILD A SPOT?
You can call or stop by any location to see if there are any spots available for the school year. If you are interested in the upcoming school year for your child, we can take your information and place your child on our NM PreK list. We will give you a call closer to the upcoming program school year to make sure you are still interested in the spot and we will have you fill out an enrollment packet with the information required for your child.