New Mexico PreK

The New Mexico Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) Initiative prepares four-year-old children for success in school through funding from two agencies, CYFD and the State Public Education Department (PED). PreK begins to close the achievement gap between students and helps meet the vision of a seamless education system that begins in pre-kindergarten and continues through higher education.

Studies show that PreK is having significant, positive effects on children's learning in the areas of language, literacy, and math skills. Children who attend PreK enter kindergarten knowing more letters, more letter-sound associations and heightened familiarity with words and book concepts.

Since New Mexico PreK was initiated in Fiscal Year 2006, PreK has served approximately 3,600 children throughout New Mexico through CYFD, and about the same number through PED.

For more information on PreK, please call (505) 827-7946.

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PreK COVID-19 Important Information

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Due to the Health Emergency our state is facing, PreK onsite operation have been suspended since March 16, 2020. However, children will still need support and learning opportunities to prepare for Kindergarten and beyond. The following “Guidelines for Implementation of the CYFD PreK Family Continuous Learning Plan”, provide a framework to organize supports, experiences and activities outside the traditional PreK learning setting.

Información Importante Acerca del COVID-19

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Debido a la emergencia de salud que enfrenta nuestro estado, la operación en el sitio de PreK se ha suspendido desde el 16 de marzo de 2020. Sin embargo, los niños aún necesitarán apoyo y oportunidades de aprendizaje para prepararse para el Kindergarten y más allá. Las siguientes "Directrices para la implementación del Plan de Aprendizaje Continuo Familiar CYFD PreK", proporcionan un marco para organizar apoyos, experiencias y actividades fuera del entorno de aprendizaje tradicional de PreK.

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