Vincent Griego Child Development Center Pre-K is located at 1812 Candelaria NW Albuquerque NM 87107. The main cross roads are 12th Street and Candelaria. We are located on the grounds of Valle Del Norte Community Center. As part of our transition plan for children who will be going to kindergarten the following year, we communicate and collaborate with the elementary school staff in the surrounding area elementary schools. Currently we are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
Our yearly program begins in July and ends the following June. Our calendar schedule is not the same as the Albuquerque Public Schools because our child development center is part of the City of Albuquerque’s Division of Child and Family Development Services. All children that are enrolled in Pre-K attend our year-round program. We can offer parents who are working or going to school wrap-around childcare services before or after Pre-K sessions, which are paid for by families on a sliding fee scale. Wrap-around services can begin at 7:00 A.M. and end at 5:30 P.M. to accommodate parents’ working or school schedules. Our Pre-K program strives to provide quality care and education in a safe learning environment that is child-centered with a developmentally appropriate curriculum which includes early literacy, thinking, reasoning, problem solving, fine and gross motor development, language and communication skills, creative development and social-emotional competency.