Yes! We offer
free NM Pre-K
Prepares Them For Kindergarten & Beyond With Play-Based Academics & More
Yes! We offer
free NM Pre-K
Prepares Them For Kindergarten & Beyond With Play-Based Academics
Yes! We offer
free NM Pre-K
Prepares Them For Kindergarten & Beyond With Play-Based Academics
& More

Pre-K | 4 - 5 Years | Serving Albuquerque & Tijeras, NM

A New Mexico Pre-K Program, Free From 8:30 - 3 Every Day

YES! We Offer Wrap-Around Care For Before & After-School Hours

Children Take Ownership Of Social-Emotional Growth

Pre-K children have social-emotional growth down pat thanks to Conscious Discipline®. Teachers become more hands-off as kids take the lead in practicing supporting classmates, being a good friend, decision-making, and good citizenship.

Safe & Secure Is Our Daily Promise To You

Modern security measures like dual access controls at the main entrance and classrooms provide peace of mind that your child is safe at school. Internal-use-only security cameras, fenced outdoor play areas, and CPR-trained teachers add an extra layer of security.

Low Ratios & Support Services For Bright Academic Futures

A 1:10 ratio means teachers can write individualized assessments and lessons that meet your child’s interests, passions, and needs. Onsite speech and behavioral therapists see referred students, so if you have any concerns, please talk to your child’s teacher.

Research-Based Curriculum For Their Academic Success

The dynamic HighScope® curriculum supports peak academic readiness with literacy, math, and STEAM-based lessons. Children focus on pre-math, pre-reading, and writing skills to ensure they enter kindergarten at the top of their game.

50-50 Split English-Spanish Instruction Spells Success

By Pre-K, the curriculum is a 50-50 split between English and Spanish. Early bilingual learning gives children confidence in their abilities, a cognitive edge, and an increased ability to multitask.  A second language boosts problem-solving and critical-thinking too!

Onsite Music Class To Get Their Yah-Yahs Out

Kids love onsite classes with a music teacher and daily classroom music fun. Children exposed to different kinds of music have better verbal skills and math scores, and even have a greater aptitude and affinity for languages down the line.

Classroom Learning Centers Fuel Daily Active Discovery

In Pre-K, children know how the classroom works. Learning centers form the backdrop for more advanced inquiry, while personalized lesson plans mean kids work to their interests and skill sets. Learning by doing continues as the classroom motto!

Active Outdoor Play For School Readiness

There is no better way to ensure kids are ready for the rigors of school than by supporting motor skill and muscle development. Running, jumping, and climbing on the turfed playground work big muscle groups while gardening helps fine motor control.

Meals & Snacks Included For Optimal Learning & Play

Chef prepares delicious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks daily in the onsite commercial kitchen. Healthy and tasty menus include veggies from the garden and cater to your child’s food allergies, sensitivities, and dietary needs.

The ProCare® App Keeps You Connected

Keep your hand in their day with ProCare® Connect. Use the app to chat in real-time with your child’s teachers, view schedules and progress reports, and ask questions. And don’t forget every parent’s favorite – pictures and videos from your child’s day!

Hear What Parents Have To Say...

"I love the entire staff and all the teachers.!!"
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My kids love their teachers, they take any concerns or issues very seriously, they are super kinda and have immensely helped both my kiddos. My daughter absolutely adores Mrs. Amanda and Mrs. Tamara and is warming up to the other teachers like Mrs. Cristy very well. And My son adores Mrs. Kanesha and Ms. Daphni!

- Kieri Andazola

"I absolutely love bringing my son here!!"
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My son has built great relationships with his teachers and his teachers take such good care of him and all the other children. Every time I walk in to pick up my son the teachers are always engaged with the children in an activity. The teachers plan such fun and unique activities for them.

- Amanda Fragoso-Montaño

"My son loves going to school every day!!"
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My son loves going to school every day and he always looks so engaged in the pictures they send us. His teachers are great and I love the Procare app that allows us to get updates throughout the day and communicate in real time with the school. We have also really been enjoying all of the family activities that the school plans!

- Laura Lee

"Thank you NMELA, for everything!!!"
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At NMELA I never felt like my baby was a burden, task, or a number. The love they give to their kids is zero to none. Everyone knows and loves him like family. Breanna and Alyssa even helped him to take a bottle when he first started. They are amazing at communicating and extremely accommodating. The staff are well qualified and know how to treat, teach and care for babies.

- Jessika Morfin

"We truly love this school and totally recommend it to anyone!!"
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We love this school! I love that its smaller than the school my kids were at before, that way each kid gets a little more attention. We love when they send home activities for us to do together at home and my kids love it too!All the teachers are nice and good at communicating with me.

- Mariah Courtney Kennedy


Our New Mexico FOCUS 5-Star Rating
Means You Get The Very Best Care!

Now Enrolling Infants, Toddlers, Preschool, & Pre-K

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