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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
Phone (505) 827-6655
Fax (505) 827-6563


Brenda Kofahl
PreK Program Manager
(505) 827-6627

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

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