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Child and Family Development

Information about child and family development centers.

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Commitment to Families

The Division of Child and Family Development Services is committed to supporting families by working towards self-sufficiency and raising a generation of healthy and self-realized children as a basic foundation for economic development.

The City of Albuquerque Child Development Centers promote the school readiness of children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development in a safe, age-appropriate learning environment.

Our child development programs are a collaborative effort of federal, state and City funding to provide quality care and education for children from birth to 5-years-old.

Find the program that is right for you:

Early Head Start Program (0 to 3-years-0ld)

Contact Monica Watrin (505) 767-6512

Early Head Start (EHS) programs serve infants and toddlers under the age of 3, and pregnant women. EHS programs provide intensive comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families, and to pregnant women and their families. The City of Albuquerque has been an Early Head Start grantee for over 20 years.

Learning begins at birth. The free Early Head Start child and family program offers:

  • High Quality Care and Education
  • Home-Based and Center-Based
  • Parenting Skills
  • Facilitation for Family Self-sufficiency
  • Comprehensive Services Including Referrals
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack Provided

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Preschool & NM Pre-K (3 to 5-years-old)

Contact Lisa Lopez (505) 767-6504

NM PreK is a state funded program to provide free, voluntary PreK developmentally appropriate opportunities for children ages 3 to 5. The linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum is play-based and guided by the NM Early Learning Guidelines and focused on the following: Listening, language, reading and writing; science; counting, shapes, sorting and measuring; coordination, hygiene, health and well-being; art, music and movement; independence, problem-solving, thinking and perseverance and appropriate behavior, social skills and being a part of a group. The City of Albuquerque has been an NM PreK grantee since 2005.

School readiness, growth, and learning continue in preschool and NM pre-k. The free or low cost programs offer:

  • High Quality Care and Education
  • Safe Learning Environment
  • Child-Centered Learning
  • Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum
  • Early Literacy
  • School Readiness
  • Full Day Programs
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Afternoon Snack Provided
  • Early PreK: 3-years-old by Sept. 1st
  • Prek: 4-years-old by Sept. 1st
  • Preschool: 3 to 5-years-old

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All Child and Family Development Center Locations

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Early Head Start Locations

Home-based Services Address    
Administrative Office 1820 Randolph RD SE, 87106    
Center-based Services Address Programs Offered Ages Served
La Mesa Early Head Start Center 7500 Copper NE, 87108 Early Head Start, Preschool 0 - 5
MacArthur Early Head Start Center 1100 Douglas MacArthur NW, 87106 Early Head Start, Preschool 0 - 5
Plaza Feliz Early Head Start Center 517 San Pablo SE, Building K, 87108 Early Head Start, Preschool, Pre-K 0 - 5
School on Wheels Early Head Start Center 129 Hartline SW, 87105 Early Head Start 0 - 3
Trumbull Early Head Start Center 419 Pennsylvania SE, 87108 Early Head Start 0 - 3
Western Trail Early Head Start Center 6440 Western Trail NW, 87120 Early Head Start 0 - 3
Singing Arrow Early Head Start Center 13001 Singing Arrow SE, 87123 Early Head Start, Pre-K 0 - 5

Preschool & NM Pre-K Center Locations

Location Name Address Programs Offered Ages Served
Administrative Office 1820 Randolph SE, 87106    
Alamosa Pre-Kindergarten Center 6900 Gonzales SW, 87121 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
Barelas Pre-Kindergarten Center 1440 Iron SW, 87102 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
Carlos Rey Pre-Kindergarten Center 1310 Delgado SW, 87105 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
Duranes Pre-Kindergarten Center 2436 Zickert NW, 87104 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
Emerson Pre-Kindergarten Center 620 Georgia SE, 87108 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
Governor Bent Pre-Kindergarten Center 5700 Hendrix NE, 87110 Pre-K 4 - 5
Hawthorne Pre-Kindergarten Center 445 Erbbe NE, 87123 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
Herman Sanchez Child Development Center 1830 William SE, 87102 Preschool 3 - 5
La Luz Pre-Kindergarten Center 225 Griegos NW, 87107 Pre-K 4 - 5
La Mesa Child Development Center 7500 Copper NE, 87108 Early Head Start, Preschool 0 - 5
Longfellow Pre-Kindergarten Center 400 Edith NE, 87102 Pre-K 4 - 5
Los Volcanes Child Development Center 6500 Los Volcanes NW, 87121 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
Lowell Child Development Center 1700 Sunshine Terrace SE, 87106 Preschool, Early Pre-K 3 - 5
MacArthur Child Development Center 1100 Douglas MacArthur NW, 87107 Early Head Start, Preschool 0 - 5
Manzano Mesa Pre-Kindergarten Center 801 Elizabeth SE, 87123 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5
McKinley Child Development Center 3401 Monroe NE, 87110 Preschool, Early Pre-K 3 - 5
Plaza Feliz Child Development Center 517 San Pablo SE, Building K, 87108 Early Head Start, Preschool, Pre-K 0 - 5
Singing Arrow Child Development Center 13001 Singing Arrow SE, 87123 Pre-K 0 - 5
Tomasita Child Development Center 701 Tomasita NE, 87123 Preschool 3 - 5
Tres Manos Child Development Center 823 Buena Vista SE, 87106 Preschool, Early Pre-K 3 - 5
Vincent Griego Pre-Kindergarten Center 1812 Candelaria NW, 87107 Preschool, Pre-K 3 - 5

All Child and Family Development Center Locations

Center Name Address Ages Served
Alamosa Child Development Center 6900 Gonzales SW, 87121 3 - 5
Barelas Child Development Center 1440 Iron SW, 87102 3 - 5
Carlos Rey Child Development Center 1310 Delgado SW, 87105 3 - 5
Duranes Child Development Center 2436 Zickert NW, 87104 3 - 5
Emerson Child Development Center 620 Georgia SE, 87108 3 - 5
Governor Bent Child Development Center 5700 Hendrix NE, 87110 4 -5
Hawthorne Child Development Center 445 Erbbe NE, 87123 3 - 5
Herman Sanchez Child Development Center 1830 William SE, 87102 3 - 5
La Luz Child Development Center 225 Griegos NW, 87107 4 -5
La Mesa Child Development Center 7500 Copper NE, 87108 0 - 5
Longfellow Child Development Center 400 Edith Blvd. NE, 87102 4 -5
Los Volcanes Child Development Center 6500 Los Volcanes NW, 87121 3 - 5
Lowell Child Development Center 1700 Sunshine Terrace SE, 87106 3 - 5
MacArthur Child Development Center 1100 Douglas MacArthur NW, 87107 0 - 5
Manzano Mesa Child Development Center 801 Elizabeth SE, 87123 3 - 5
McKinley Child Development Center 3401 Monroe NE, 87110 3 - 5
Plaza Feliz Child Development Center 517 San Pablo SE, Building K, 87108 0 - 5
School on Wheels Child Development Center 129 Hartline SW, 87105 0 - 3
Singing Arrow Child Development Center 13001 Singing Arrow SE, 87123 0 - 5
Tomasita Child Development Center 701 Tomasita NE, 87123 3 - 5
Tres Manos Child Development Center 823 Buena Vista SE, 87106 3 - 5
Trumbull Child Development Center 419 Pennsylvania SE, 87108 0 - 3
Vincent Griego Child Development Center 1812 Candelaria NW, 87107 3 - 5
Western Trail Child Development Center 6440 Western Trail NW, 87120 0 - 3