Welcome te New Mexico PreK


To:   Licensed Child Care Providers, Tribal Child Care Programs, BIE Schools, Contract Schools and Grant Schools

Re:   Pilot Early PreK Program Request for Proposal (RFP) 60-690-16-13629

The State Purchasing Division of the General Services Department and Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide Statewide New Mexico Pilot Early PreK services in the 2016-2017 school year for children who are three years of age. The primary purpose of the New Mexico Pilot Early PreK programs is to increase statewide access to voluntary quality NM Early PreK programs, especially in areas of high need.

Interested Offerors may obtain a full copy of the RFP at the State Purchasing Division website.
Additional supporting documents may be located at the CYFD website.
Refer to the RFP Sequence of Events for all other important dates related to this RFP.

Announcement: New Mexico Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) Dialogues

To ensure that our children continue their path of success in school and in life, the Early Learning Guidelines are being reviewed and updated. We want you to be part of this wonderful opportunity. Come and join us at the next ELG Dialogues with staff from CYFD Office of Child Development and PED Literacy and Early Childhood Bureau.

The State of New Mexico PreK Initiative

New Mexico PreK is a voluntary program funded by the state of New Mexico. The PreK program began in 2005 to ensure that every child in New Mexico has the opportunity to attend a high quality early childhood education program before going to kindergarten.

The Purpose of New Mexico PreK

  • Increase access to voluntary high-quality pre-kindergarten programs
  • Provide developmentally appropriate activities for New Mexico children
  • Expand early childhood community capacity
  • Support linguistically and culturally appropriate curriculum
  • Focus on school readiness
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Teachers carefully plan indoor and outdoor activities based on what children need to learn in seven areas:

  • 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
  • Appropriate behavior, social skills and being a part of a group.
You won't see children sitting quietly at desks in a PreK classroom. PreK children are active - busy - working.

Click to access New Mexico's PreK Observational Assessment Tools Training Program.