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New Mexico PreK and Early PreK RFAs

RFA 2019-16050 New Mexico Early PreK (3 year olds)

RFA 2019-16000 New Mexico PreK  (4 year olds)

RFA 2019-15658 New Mexico Mixed-Age PreK  (3 and 4 year olds)

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FY20 NM PreK Program Standards

The new NM PreK Standards are here! To access the FY20 NM PreK Program Standards, click here: NM PreK Program Standards. To access the FY20 NM Early PreK Program Standards, click here: NM Early PreK Program Standards

Questions about your student's registration or enrollment in a NM PreK program?

If you have questions about your student’s registration or enrollment in a NM PreK program, please contact the program or school that your student will be attending

EPICS System

Effective July 1, 2017, the New Mexico PreK website will only display information for CYFD PreK providers. To access the EPICS system, click here: CYFD EPICS system.  All PED PreK providers should visit the following link: Click here for PED PreK

Visit the NewMexicoKids website

To find out about other early care and education programs in our state, or for resources for families, please visit

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.

EPICS - Enterprise Provider Information and Constituent Services

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

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.


PreK CYFD Sites


PreK Students In SY17


PreK PED Sites

PreK Observational Assessment Tools

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

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