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Early Pre-K

New Mexico Pilot Early Pre-K

The New Mexico Pilot Early Pre-K provides voluntary, state-funded early childhood education programs for children who turn three (3) years of age before 12:01am, September 1st, and are not age-eligible for New Mexico Pre-K.

The purpose of New Mexico Pre-K and New Mexico Pilot Early Pre-K is to:

  • Increase statewide access to voluntary high quality early childhood education programs
  • Provide developmentally appropriate early learning activities for New Mexico children that focus on school readiness
  • Expand early childhood community capacity
  • Provide high quality early childhood education programs based on the comprehensive framework as described in the New Mexico PreK and Early PreK Program Standards

Program Hours

  • Extended Day Program (August-May)
    • Monday-Friday
    • 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM


  • Extended Day Program (August-May)
    • Monday-Friday
    • 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The UNMCC will begin accepting applications for the 2020-2021 PreK and Early PreK year on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Applications can be submitted in person at 7:00 am to our office located at 1210 University Blvd NE. You can also email it to or fax it to (505) 277-3182. Please be aware that email/faxed applications will be accepted Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 7:30 am. An email will be sent to the family confirming receipt of applications that are emailed or faxed. All applications will be date and time stamped upon receipt. Available spaces will be offered to families based on the day/time in which their application was received.

If there is a snow day on the day we are to return from Winter Break we will accept Prek and Early PreK applications when we return. Please check your local news stations for closures.

Please be aware that any applications submitted prior to the respective times noted above will not be considered.

Early Pre-K Application