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Early Childhood Education 2021-02-09T11:58:35-07:00

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

ECECD PreK Grant 2021 Application (PDF)

ECECD PreK Grant Application Program Info Template (PDF)

Submission of Grant Applications are due on March 31, 2021 at 1:00 P.M. Late submission of Applications will not be accepted.





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

Name Phone Email Title
Brenda Kofahl (505) 827-6627 brenda.kofahl@state.nm.us Director, Early Childhood Bureau
Catherine Quick (505) 827-6561 catherine.quick@state.nm.us Early Childhood Special Education (619) Coordinator
Page last updated February 9, 2021