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Renovated Trumbull Child Development Center Reopens

Expansion allows the City to serve kids from birth to elementary school
October 23, 2023

Today, the City of Albuquerque cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Trumbull Child Development Center, welcoming back the neighborhood’s young families. The renovations added two new classrooms and fully modernized the playground with new, age-appropriate equipment.

“We know that learning begins at birth and we at the City, along with State and Federal partners, are committed to invest in early learning so that kiddos and families have the opportunities and support they need,” said Dr. Dawnita Blackmon-Mosely, Associate Director for Child & Family Development.

Previously, Trumbull held Early Head Start classrooms, which serve families with infants and toddlers, newborn to age 3. Now, new Early Pre-K and Pre-K classrooms have been added to ensure that families can keep their kids at the same center and in the city’s five-star early childhood education programs until they transition to elementary school. With the new classrooms, Trumbull can now serve up to 60 kids age 0-5.

“We’re investing in neighborhoods that have been historically underserved and expanding our ability to serve kids across Albuquerque,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “The City’s early childhood programs help set our littlest learners up for success and give families the support they need.”

Trumbull Child Development Center is located within Trumbull Park. While the Center was under construction, the City Parks and Recreation Department (PRD) took advantage of the opportunity to reseed turf areas and do general cleaning. The City has also received $150,000 from the state legislature for Trumbull Park improvements. PRD is now starting a new master plan for the park, which will be completed in 2024 with public input. The plan will identify priority projects and guide future investments in the park.

“Parks are great for kids, especially in early childhood,” said Dave Simon, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. “Access to parks increases physical activity and supports social-emotional well-being. Improving Trumbull Park goes hand-in-hand with the renovated Child Development Center.”

City early childhood education programs are available at no or low cost to families and enrollment is still open for the Pre-K class. Go online to learn more.