New Mexico - Public Education Department

Welcome to New Mexico PreK!

New Mexico PreK is a voluntary preschool program created by the Pre-Kindergarten Act of 2005. The PreK program is jointly administered by the Public Education Department and the Children, Youth, and Families Department. Children who have reached their 4th birthday by September 1st are eligible to attend a PreK program. The purpose of PreK is to ensure every child in New Mexico has the opportunity to attend a high quality early childhood education program before kindergarten. The purpose of New Mexico PreK is to:

  1. Increase access to voluntary high-quality pre-kindergarten programs
  2. Provide developmentally appropriate activities for New Mexico children
  3. Expand early childhood community capacity
  4. Support linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum
  5. Focus on school readiness

Jerry Apodaca Education Building
300 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Brenda Kofahl
PreK Program Manager
(505) 827-6627

Catherine Quick
Early Childhood Special Education (619) Coordinator
(505) 827-6561

Type of Training Location Date Registration
ECOT Albuquerque, NM September 5, 2017 Register Online
ECOT Roswell, NM September 6, 2017 Register Online
ECOT Albuquerque, NM September 11, 2017 Register Online
Informational Webinars
District Test Coordinators: April 27 – 3:30-4:30pm ATTEND
Preschool and Kindergarten Principals and Administrators: May 23 – 9:00-10:00am ATTEND
May 23 – 2:00-3:00pm ATTEND
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