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Early Childhood Education 2020-09-24T11:51:51-06:00

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:

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




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

NamePhoneEmailTitle
Brenda Kofahl(505) 827-6627brenda.kofahl@state.nm.usDirector, Early Childhood Bureau
Catherine Quick(505) 827-6561catherine.quick@state.nm.usEarly Childhood Special Education (619) Coordinator
Page last updated September 24, 2020