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Registration Opens for City’s Before and After School Programs

Programs for children 0 to 8th grade available.
July 24, 2023

With the new school year just around the corner, the City of Albuquerque is encouraging families to apply for its before and after school programs. Registration opens Monday, July 24. Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis. To register your child, please visit

Programs begin on August 7, and students in grades K through 8 are eligible to participate. There is a $10 registration fee for each child, along with a small weekly fee ranging from $15 for one child to $25 for three or more children.

For younger children between 0 and 5 years, the City also offers low to no-cost early childhood education programs at its eight Child Development Centers. Applications are accepted year-round. Find more information on the Child and Family Development webpage.

“Our goal to make sure that every family living in Albuquerque has access to quality out-of-school programming at a price they can afford,” said Mayor Keller. “Not only do these programs offer a safe space for kids to go, but they’re able to receive homework help, get a snack, play games, and connect with other kids.”

A variety of before and after school programming options will be available at two multigenerational centers and 19 community centers across the city through the Department of Family and Community Services (FCS) and the Department of Senior Affairs. FCS is also partnering with Albuquerque Public Schools to offer programs at multiple APS locations.

“We know that kids learn through play, so it’s important to us that all of our programs are an extension of the educational experience,” said Cristin Chavez-Smith, FCS Community Services Division Manager. “Plus, we have mentorship and job opportunities for teens and adults alike, so there really are opportunities for students of all ages.”